If an individual decides to
petition for guardianshiprights to a minor, they do not
necessarily need to hire a guardianship attorneyis an option in these cases.
However, it is highly recommended that before a petitioner begins to complete
the guardianship processthey meet with a guardianship
A guardianship attorney will be
able to provide invaluable advice and guidance to the individual who is
petitioning for child guardianship rights. They will be able to inform the
petitioner about the rights and responsibilities they will assume if they
become a child’s legal guardian. They will also inform the petitioner whether
or not they have just cause to seek guardianship of the child. Without just
cause, filing for child guardianship rights of a child will be both a waste of
time and money unless they have previously received consent from the parents of
the child to assume guardianship.
A guardianship attorney will
also ensure that the petitioner completes the guardianship forms properly in
order to begin the legal process. In order to receive these services, a
petitioner must first locate a lawyer who specializes in guardianship issues
and has experience in family court
There are many online resources
that allow individuals to search for guardianship attorneys within their city
and State. Local guardianship attorneys can be found in the phone book.
However, there is no requirement to be listed in the phone book, and
guardianship attorneys who are listed there are not screened or investigated.
There are websites that are dedicated to screening lawyers and providing
information for only the best guardianship attorneys.