It is a sad fact of life that some people are not fit to be parents. If you know a child that is living in unsafe conditions and you wish to assume guardianship, consult with an attorney immediately. If the child’s parent cannot provide a safe and healthy house due to drug and alcohol abuse, general neglect, or abusive tendencies, Phoenix family law attorneys will be proud to step in and help. Legally assuming guardianship of a child in need is a powerful and commendable step that must be executed with flawless care. When the safety of a child is at stake, it’s imperative you team up with a lawyer to complete the process correctly.
Who Is Eligible for Guardianship of a Child?
At Arizona Family Law Attorneys, we manage many cases for guardianship and are proud to advocate on behalf of relatives or loved ones of a child that choose to step up as a parent. Anyone fit for the job can file to be the guardian of a child. You do not need to be biologically related to them. The only thing that matters is you love, care for, and wish to provide them with the best possible life.
What Do I Need To Establish Guardianship for a Child?
When deciding on guardianship, you must be able to prove that the child’s parents are endangering them. You must be able to prove that you have the child’s best interest at heart. You will need to work with an attorney to demonstrate the parent’s neglect. An attorney can help defend any evidence you may have that constitutes neglect, abuse, or any other wrongdoing that’s affecting the child.
For example, this evidence may include photographs that show the child is often left injured in the parents’ care due to abuse or neglect or that the child is left unsupervised, causing them to cause damage to their own self. In some cases, parents abuse drugs and leave paraphernalia around the house. This absolutely endangers the child and must be discussed in court. The more of this type of evidence you can present in court, the stronger your case for guardianship will be.
Is Establishing Guardianship for a Child Difficult?
Establishing guardianship can be a legally complex procedure. It’s often difficult for a biological parent to admit that they’re unable to take care of their child. However, the best interest of that child is the most important aspect of the situation. If the parent objects to guardianship, only a qualified attorney can defend your position in court and guarantee the most optimal outcome for that child.
Arizona Family Law Attorneys will support you every step of the way, from your initial consultation to the final signing over of the child. If you’re seeking to establish yourself as a legal guardian in the state of Arizona, trust our team of attorneys to provide knowledgeable legal counsel and advocate on your behalf. We are available every day for a free, no-obligation consultation of your case. Guardianship is a big step. Trust Arizona Family Law Attorneys to simplify the process and help you create a better life for a child in need.