Guardianships Attorney in Fresno
A guardianship is the legal process which describes the exercise of legal rights of a guardian over his or her ward. This proceeding can begin immediately after specific documents are filed that ask the judge to legally protect the ward. These relationships are established to allow an individual to receive proper care while under the supervision of another party. The guardian can legally make decisions for the ward. This court supervised relationship is done to protect and benefit the ward. Talk to a Fresno divorce attorney from the Law Office of Zeppy Attashian, PC. if you are facing challenges with your guardianship case!
Typical Guardianship Situations
A limited guardianship is one that is only used when the subject, or ward, is unable to exercise sound judgment over a specific decision, and the guardian assists them in the process. Co-guardianship refers to situations when two guardians have been appointed to protect the best interests of the ward. This is used when the subject needs additional protection to make sure that neither guardian can abuse their authoritarian powers. The guardian of property is used to provide and manage the resources necessary to effectively care for the ward. The last type of guardianship is a guardian ad litem. This type of guardian is appointed by the court to manage and ensure protection of the ward's interests that involve the legal proceedings that pertain to him or her.
Reasons for Guardianships
There are many different types of guardianships and they are often executed for the purpose of protecting children whose parents can no longer take care of them. It is also used for individuals who are over the age of 18 and are mentally or physically incapacitated. The guardianship can end in different circumstances, usually depending on the particular situation. It can last until the child reaches the age of 18, dies, or has used all of his or her assets up. The judge can also determine that the guardianship is no longer necessary.
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