Attorneys Helping You Establish Legal Guardianship
In many cases, the person or people taking care of a child are not their biological parents. That does not mean the caretaker does not love the child or fails to take responsibility for their well-being. But it could mean that your ability to take care of them could be taken away at any time.
There are things you can do to establish legal rights over the children to give yourself the authority to act as their parent in critical situations. At Conlon, McGlynn & McCann, we have been helping people become legal guardians over children for decades, including grandparents, stepparents and other relatives. Our attorneys have more than 60 years of combined experience in Connecticut family law. Contact us to discuss the legal guardianship process.
What Guardianship Can Do For You And The Children
As a child’s legal guardian, you have legal custody. That means you have the power to make important decisions about the child’s life, such as where they go to school, who their doctor will be and their religious upbringing. Having guardianship makes it clear that you have this power and can give you peace of mind that nobody will challenge your authority. Guardianship typically lasts until the child turns 18 or a judge rules that being under your guardianship is no longer beneficial to them.
Generally, becoming the legal guardian of the child you are raising will make things much easier for you. Becoming a guardian can be complicated, but we will explain the process and help you establish guardianship to ensure the child continues to thrive.
Curious About Establishing Guardianship?
To learn more about legal guardianship and if it is the right option for you and your family, contact Conlon, McGlynn & McCann, at 203-222-8686 to schedule a consultation. Our office is located in Westport County, and we serve clients throughout western Connecticut.