Gwinnett County Guardianship Lawyers

Lawrenceville Legal Guardian Attorney

People may petition the courts for temporary or permanent guardianship over a minor-aged child in Georgia if the parents can no longer provide proper care and support for the child. In many cases, grandparents or extended family members petition for temporary guardianship of a child if the single parent is incarcerated or enters a residence treatment program for chemical dependency. Guardianship is court-appointment, requiring the petitioner to prove to the court that granting the petition is in the best interest of the child and the state. The parent or parents of the child or other parties may contest the petition at any time prior to the appointment.

If you are a resident of Walton County or Gwinnett County, Georgia, and wish to pursue guardianship of a minor-aged child, talk to an attorney at Daniels & Taylor, P.C., in Lawrenceville. We have an in-depth understanding of the guardianship process and will move your petition through the courts as efficiently as possible. We also represent clients seeking to block a guardianship appointment through a formal court process.

Contact our Lawrenceville law office at (770) 285-1673 to work with a Gwinnett County guardianship attorney.

Understanding the Different Types of Guardianship

Guardianship is a legal process where a court appoints an individual or entity as a guardian to make decisions on behalf of a minor or an incapacitated adult. There are different types of guardianship, and each type serves a specific purpose. At Daniels & Taylor, P.C., our experienced Lawrenceville guardianship lawyers can guide you through the process and help you make informed decisions.

Here are the different types of guardianship:

  • Guardianship of the Person: This type of guardianship involves making decisions about the ward's daily care, education, medical treatment, and overall well-being.
  • Guardianship of the Property: This type of guardianship involves managing the ward's assets and finances.
  • Limited Guardianship: This type of guardianship involves giving the guardian limited authority to make decisions about the ward's specific needs, such as medical treatment or education.
  • Temporary Guardianship: This type of guardianship is appointed for a limited period, such as during a parent's absence or incapacity.

Our Gwinnett County guardianship attorneys can help you determine which type of guardianship is suitable for your situation and guide you through the legal process. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

Gwinnett County Guardianship Attorney · Also Serving Walton County

From our office in Lawrenceville, our attorneys represent clients in communities throughout Gwinnett County, Georgia. Call us at (770) 285-1673 or contact us by email to arrange a consultation with one of our experienced Lawrenceville guardianship lawyers today.

Commonly Asked Questions

What are the requirements for guardianship in Lawrenceville, GA?

In order to be granted guardianship of a child in Lawrenceville, GA, you must demonstrate to the court that granting your petition is in the best interest of both the child and state. You may also need to provide evidence that proves you can provide proper care for the child.

How long does it take to grant guardianship?

The length of time it takes to grant guardianship varies depending on each case. Generally speaking, if there are no objections or complications with your petition then it can take anywhere from several weeks up to several months before you are appointed as guardian.

Do I need an attorney for my guardianship case?

It's strongly recommended that anyone pursuing a guardianship case consult with an experienced attorney who understands local laws and regulations related to such cases. An attorney can help ensure your rights as well as those of the minor-aged child being considered for guardianships are protected throughout proceedings.

Who can I contact if I have more questions about Guardianship Lawrenceville GA?

If you have any further questions about Gwinnett County Guardianships or wish to pursue one through legal channels, contact an experienced attorney who serves Lawrenceville and surrounding areas.

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