Newport Beach Guardianship Lawyer

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Newport Beach Guardianship Attorney

Newport Family Law & Mediation Group can assist you in obtaining temporary and permanent guardianship of a minor child or children.

Guardianship is a court process by which a person other than a parent is given custody of a child [GC-205]. A person may be appointed as Guardian when neither parent is available to meet the needs of the child because of the parent’s death, incapacity, abandonment, military obligations, or other reasons [GC-025].

As Guardian, you have full legal and physical custody of a child and are responsible for all decisions relating to the child. The child’s parents can no longer make decisions for the child while there is a Guardianship. The parents’ rights are suspended – not terminated – as long as a Guardianship is in place [GC-025].

A Guardianship ends automatically when the child reaches 18, is adopted, marries, is emancipated by court order, enters military service, or dies. A child, parent, or Guardian may also petition the court for a termination of the Guardianship and that is at the discretion of the Court [GC-025]. Contact us online to know more.


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