Boise Minor Guardianship Attorney
Representing Families Throughout Ada County
No matter the specific circumstances, a guardianship is a legal arrangement where one individual is under the care, supervision, and authority of another. Most often, a guardian is a family member, a close friend, or someone appointed by the court.
Navigating guardianship law for minors is highly complex and can be a serious undertaking without professional guidance. At Schoettger Fabreguette Law Office, we have represented parties on all sides of the guardianship arrangement. Whether you need a guardian, you want or need to become a guardian, or you currently have a ward, our Boise minor guardianship lawyer Lisa S. Fabreguette and her team have the skills and experience needed to advocate for your needs and rights.
Do you need to modify or establish guardianship? Our Boise guardianship lawyer is ready to help you. Call Schoettger Fabreguette Law Office today at (208) 701-6071 or contact us online to get started!
When a person is unable to make safe and sound decisions for themselves, a court can decide to appoint a guardian. A court may appoint a guardian for a minor if the minor’s biological parents are unable to care for them.
Unlike adoption, however, the biological parents may still need to provide financial support. They also retain their parental rights, as well.
If a person has a legal guardian, the guardian maybe able to make decisions about the following for the ward:
- Choosing where they live
- Consenting to or denying medical treatment
- Issues related to childcare
- Educational issues
- Day-to-day care
The guardian, in turn, may have the following responsibilities:
- Making decisions the ward is not able to make
- Consenting to non-medical services on the ward’s behalf (e.g., counseling, education, etc.)
- Managing the ward’s estate (e.g., assets, investments, debt, etc.)
- Annually reporting activities to the court
A guardian ad litem may be appointed to represent the best interests of the minor child at issue in a guardianship. The cost and selection of the guardian ad litem vary by County.
Let us guide you through the guardianship process. Our Boise guardianship attorney is ready to advocate for those who need to be heard.
Contact Schoettger Fabreguette Law Office today to get started!
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