Sacramento Divorce Attorney Discusses Guardianships
Lately, our office has fielded a bunch of calls from people interested in setting up guardianships for minor children either who are friends or family. One of the first questions is usually, what is a guardianship and why would a child need one?
A guardianship is established by a court order when the court appoints an adult, who is not the parent, to be responsible for a minor. This may occur if a parent is deceased, incarcerated or otherwise unable to care for a minor child. Guardianships are specific to children – where an adult is unable to care for themselves, the appropriate procedure is a conservatorship.