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Guidance Through Guardianships

Guardianships are essential legal arrangements designed to protect the well-being of minor children when their parents are unable to care for them. This legal process is where an individual is appointed by the court to care for a minor child, and becomes necessary when the child’s parents are unable to provide proper care due to illness, absence or incapacity. The process of appointing someone as a guardian can be complicated, but an experienced family law attorney can help keep things simple.

At the Law Office of Matt Sossi, we provide the guidance and support you need to navigate the guardianship process and ensure a favorable outcome for the children involved. We have more than 30 years of experience representing the needs of clients throughout Texas, and we are committed to providing all of them with the respect and commitment they deserve from their family law lawyer.

The Guardianship Process

We understand that things are serious when our clients believe guardianship is necessary for a child. Our legal services can lead you through the guardianship appointment process with little difficulty or complication. The first step in the process is one of the most important, as it requires establishing that the child’s parents cannot provide for them, either their negligence or recklessness, while also establishing that the proposed guardian is capable of caring for the child.

From there, we can help you file a petition with the court detailing the reasons the guardianship is necessary and what qualifies the proposed guardian for the role. This information is vital for the process, which may also require background checks and home visits to verify the alleged conditions of the child’s home and the proposed guardian’s ability to provide.

Finally, a court hearing will occur, during which the judge will review the petition and all evidence we presented. They will consider these elements and the interests and needs of the child before making a decision. Having experienced legal representation during this hearing is crucial to effectively present your case. If the court approves the guardianship, an official guardianship order will be issued, granting the guardian legal authority to make decisions on behalf of the child and outlining the guardian’s responsibilities.

No matter what challenges may arise throughout the guardianship process, we will be here to take on the lion’s share of the legal obligations. Our goal as your legal representation is to minimize the time and effort it takes to secure the outcome you deserve for these and other family law needs.

Helping You Through Every Stage

Navigating the guardianship process can be complex and emotionally challenging. At the Law Office of Matt Sossi, our family law attorney provides the insight and support needed to pursue a successful outcome. We assist with preparing and filing all necessary documents, ensuring your petition is complete and accurate.

If you are ready to meet with an advocate through guardianship needs, call our San Antonio office at 210-686-6193 or email us here to schedule your first consultation today.