Not all homes are healthy spaces for children. Perhaps you are concerned about whether the home of a beloved infant, child or teen is truly safe and are wondering if you can assume their care. You’ve come to the right place.
Our attorneys offer the best minor guardianship help in Boise at an affordable rate. In order to assist you through this trying process, we’ve outlined here What You Need to Know about applying for this important role:
What exactly is minor guardianship? Minor guardianship is a procedure in which an adult is legally appointed to care for, house, support and make legal decisions for an individual under the age of 18. Children over 14 can also apply for themselves.
Are you eligible? To be considered eligible, you must show that you a) are not the biological or adoptive parent of the child; b) do not have any child protection orders filed against you; and c) show that you have an interest in the welfare of the child. Note, the court ultimately determines whether the guardianship is in the best interests of the child(ren), but these are individual qualifiers.
Guardians in Idaho are often close relatives of the child such as grandparents, older siblings, cousins, aunts, and uncles.
What’s the procedure like? Let’s say you check all those boxes. Now what? In order to be considered for minor guardianship, you will be required to present to the court that the child’s biological or adoptive parents have neglected, abused or abandoned them. In other words, you will need to show that the child has an unstable or unsafe home environment. How do you do this?
Let’s say you check all those boxes. Now what? In order to be considered for minor guardianship, you will be required to present to the court that the child’s biological or adoptive parents have neglected, abused or abandoned them. In other words, you will need to show that the child has an unstable or unsafe home environment. How do you do this?
The next step is a hearing. As the person filing for guardianship, you will be required to give testimony on why the child needs a guardian and how you will handle the child’s care. Don’t worry, your attorney will help you prepare to testify.
Now the court will make a decision. If all goes well, an official letter is then produced to hand over guardianship rights.
If you wish to learn more or would like to apply for minor guardianship, you are going to need a local attorney you can trust.
Thalia Radey Law offers not just great outcomes, but personal support along the way. Contact our offices today at (208)577-6795 to schedule a free consultation or check us out online at https://www.thaliaradeylaw.com/ for more information on our services.
We look forward to working with you.