Establishing Stability For Children

Why Some Children Need Guardians

To a child, nothing is more important than a loving, caring and capable parent. For most parents, caring for a child is their primary focus and single most important work and purpose in life.

Unfortunately, not all parents are able to provide for their child, or to care for their child fully and properly due to:

  • Parental incompetence or incapacity
  • Death
  • Medical and psychological illness and disability
  • Drugs, alcohol and other forms of substance abuse, including prescription drugs
  • Absentee parents
  • Parental imprisonment
  • Failure to properly care and nurture a child

For children of parents who cannot or will not provide adequate parenting, it is essential that other arrangements be made. The legal solution to parental death, abandonment or incapacity is often the creation of a guardian relationship through a legal guardianship. Guardians are often grandparents or other close relatives, and can be arranged through petitioning the court.

Contact A Firm That Has Helped Numerous Children And Families

The establishment of guardianships typically involves a complex legal process which includes multiple hearings and court appearances. Our family law practice of the Worsham Law Firm, P.A., can help. A significant percentage of our practice centers on guardianship law, and we have helped numerous adults obtain the legal rights required to provide a child or children with a safe and nurturing home.

In addition to establishing guardianships for children, we provide guardianships for elderly family members who are unable to care for themselves or manage their financial affairs.

Ready to talk to us? Call our firm at 501-588-8120 or 888-851-4282 toll free or send us an email to start the conversation.