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Understanding Guardianship In California

Guardianship is a legal proceeding where one individual is appointed by a court to exercise the legal rights and care for another individual, often a minor child. A guardianship may be established when parents are unable to provide care for their child.

At the Law Offices of Alice A. Salvo, we help clients through the process of setting up a guardianship in California. If you are interested in setting up a guardianship for a child with special needs or another individual, please contact our Woodland Hills guardianship attorney today. We offer a free initial consultation.

Setting Up A Guardianship In California

When a guardianship is established, one individual has the legal responsibility to care for a child under the age of 18. A guardianship is typically established when the child’s parents are unable to provide care due to:

  • Drug or alcohol abuse
  • Serious illness
  • Death

Our law firm can help you determine what type of guardianship is most appropriate for your situation. A guardianship can be set up to protect an individual, an estate, or both.

We have significant experience working with families of children with disabilities, including children with autism, Down syndrome, traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy, learning disabilities, speech and language impairments, and other disabilities.

Learn about the benefits of setting up a conservatorship, which involves appointing one individual to make decisions and manage the financial affairs of another individual.

Contact Our Los Angeles Guardianship Attorney

If you are interested in learning more about setting up a guardianship for a minor child or incapacitated adult, please contact our estate planning lawyer online or call 818-676-9572. We welcome AARP members.


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