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Child Guardianship: Things You Need to Consider When You Choose

child guardianshipWhen you have children, you never expect for anything to happen that will threaten your ability to parent your child. But what happens if there is an accident or something prevents you from parenting to the best of your ability? You should always choose a guardian for your child for the future so that you can be prepared for anything. There are some things you should consider, and we can help.

Child Guardianship: A Big Choice

Different Guardians: There are two types of guardians, which include guardians of the estate and guardians of the person. One manages money and assets for your child while the other substitutes your role as a parent if you die or if either of you are incapacitated in some way. 

Personalities: You want to ensure that you are choosing the right fit for your child’s guardian. For instance, you don’t want to choose somebody who is overly career-minded and who will never be around for your child. You want somebody who can give proper attention to your child. 

Shared Values: You want to choose somebody who will share your goals, values, and parenting style. You also want the person to be able to make good financial decisions and share your philosophies when it comes to raising a child.

Finances: Choose somebody who has the financial resources to care for the costs of your child. You don’t want to impose burdens on anybody who can’t afford to raise a child.

Getting it in Writing: If you have finalized your decision, you want your attorney to draft documents to ensure that everything is legally binding.

For all of these steps, it pays to speak with your attorney. We want what is in your best interests as well as the interests of your child. Call us for more information on how we can help you today.

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Adrianne Fernandez 3/11/2021

Beyond impressed! I had been self represented through years of family law and child support court hearings and was so hesitant to hire an attorney out of fear and trusting that they would appropriately represent myself and child. After tons of research I contacted Ms. Azizi. I immediately was greeted by Lorenzo, the Office Administrator, who made me feel so welcomed and comfortable. He assisted in making communication seamless and effortless and walked me through each step of the process. Ms. Azizi heard my concerns and was extremely sensitive to the matter of FAMILY. The team did an amazing job with discovery and building a strong case that gave me confidence and I was successful in coming to an agreement with the other party, in what has yet to have been the easiest hearing of all, thanks to them. Ms. Azizi settled my case after years of stress and agony. I am grateful for finding the team and Ms. Azizi and definitely recommend them for any of your legal needs!

Linda P 6/19/2020

This law firm is the best! They have helped me so much with my Divorce and Criminal cases and I really wouldn't know what to do if I didn't have them to represent me. Lorenzo and Ro are awesome and are there to help at all times. My attorney was Mr.Edmondson and he has been amazing. This law firm is truly great and I will never go to any other one. Their responses are quick and will answer any questions you might have.

Diana H. 05/01/2021

Seven stars. I had planned to put up my reviews after my final judgment but after the first hearing, couldn't wait, and I would write this whatever the outcome of my difficult case. Soheila was simply amazing in her arguments and strategy before the judge. I felt so taken care of. I chose her for her near-30 years of experience as an attorney, the depth and strength I observed in one who had weathered hardship through her many accomplishments, her compassion, and her smarts. I can't imagine what other attorney would have Zoomed with me even in sickness to help prepare me for a legal session. And I later saw how keen she'd been in her advice. I've been deeply touched watching Soheila and her paralegal Lynda Walker fight for my child as if he were their own. They in particular have treated me with great humanity - day and night from what I experienced at my former attorney's. Lynda is a gem, on her toes, flexible, hard-working, committed to each client, humble, and sweet. She has slaved over my case, doing much of the writing, watchful of me on paper and in person, guiding me gently while encouraging me to use my voice. The staff, including the office administrator Lorenzo and Linda C, is caring, respectful, and conscientious. A band of angels.