When a person is too young to make decisions or is incapacitated and can no longer care for their own interests, guardian law allows courts to appoint a person to make legal and welfare decisions for them.
In order to have a good chance to be able to persuade the court guardianship issues or other related rights are truly the best interest of the child or children, it is wise to have an attorney help navigate the issues and arguments. We have strong expertise in these areas. There are two types of guardianship. Guardianship of a child is when someone who is not a child’s parent acts like a parent for the reason that the actual parents of the child are no longer available or is able to care for that child. Guardianship of an adult is when a person over the age of 18 is incapacitated or disabled, the court can choose to appoint a guardian to make decisions about the care and treatment of the person.
Often times domestic relations is an area of the law that people are most unfamiliar with and is generally a time in one’s life that is filled with high levels of emotion and uncertainty. It is an area of one’s life that cannot be planned for, yet if and when these issues arise, the importance of having a good advocate on your side is critical.
Domestic Relations can be defined as any matter that touches or concerns your family. This can encompass matters such as divorce, custody, visitation, support, alimony, complex financial matters involved with the dissolution of a marriage, and co-parenting plans. However, domestic relations also includes child support matters, visitation issues, paternity (recognizing or establishing a parental relationship, visitation, custody and support), post-divorce custody modification and/or contempt proceedings (violations concerning court orders), Grandparent Visitation Rights, Adoption (contested or uncontested step-parent adoption), and Guardianships (incapacitated adult or minor children).
The domestic relations attorneys at Keith, Miller, Butler, Schneider & Pawlik, PLLC, offer 50 years of professional and personal experience that can guide you successfully through this difficult area of the law and even more difficult time in your life. You can count on us to provide caring and compassionate legal counsel throughout your case.