A legal guardianship for minor children gives you legal custody of those children. It also provides you with the ability to collect child support, as well as name the child on your insurance and other benefits. If you believe there is a child or children who need a strong guardian, and you want to be that guardian, reach out to a dedicated law firm today.
At the Law Office of Michael D. Weinstock, P.A., our Niceville legal guardianship lawyer has experience helping clients seek or defend against the creation of a guardianship. Additionally, we have the skill and dedication that is necessary to help you reach the outcome you are seeking during your family law dispute.
Legal Guardianships For Children Or The Elderly
We help people seek guardianships and comply with guardianship requirements until the minor child or children are over 18. We can help you apply for a guardianship and then comply with all yearly legal requirements.
We have helped people seek guardianships for a number of reasons, including:
- A parent dies unexpectedly
- A parent goes overseas for the military
- A parent is facing jail time in a criminal case
- A parent is unfit, usually due to drug or alcohol abuse, or domestic violence
If you are seeking a guardianship based on the reason that you believe the parent or parents are unfit, you should be prepared for a legal battle. Most parents will fight back in these situations.
A Legal Guardianship Does Not Equal Adoption
Many people think that if they obtain a legal guardianship, the child is legally theirs. This is not true. While a guardianship does put you in the shoes of parent with regard to physical child custody, it does not terminate parental rights. If you are currently a guardian and would like to discuss the option of adoption, call us.
Contact a Niceville, Florida, Child/Minor Guardianship Petition Attorney Today
Email our office or call us today to discuss your elderly or child guardianship issue. We are available during regular business hours and by appointment on evenings and weekends. Call us locally at 850-389-4025 or toll free at 866-526-6762.