Obtaining Guardianship Of A Child
When a parent can no longer care for a child, another family member, or a nonfamily member in some cases, can seek to obtain a guardianship for that child. A guardianship places legal responsibility for the child in the guardian’s hands. At Koiles Pratt Family Law Group, we assist grandparents, siblings and other family members in obtaining guardianship over vulnerable children when the natural parents are unable or unwilling to care for them. We also represent clients in disputes involving contested guardianships.
For more information and a case assessment about a child guardianship matter, contact Koiles Pratt Family Law Group. Our office is located in Salem, and we represent clients throughout Greater Boston.
Helping Families In Crisis
When a parent cannot fulfill their parental responsibilities such as in cases of drug abuse, alcoholism, mental health issues or incarceration, the responsibility falls on relatives to seek legal rights of the child. If the child is already living with you at home, you may consider formalizing that relationship through a guardianship.
Our family law firm has helped people obtain guardianships over minor children for decades. We have the experience to prepare guardianship petitions and supporting documents, as well as represent you in court hearings. In many cases, this process is routine, and we can secure your guardianship in an efficient manner.
Contact A Lawyer
Contact Koiles Pratt Family Law Group by calling 978-744-7774 or send an email to schedule your case assessment.