There are many types of situations where a parent is unable to fulfill his or her responsibilities to his or her child. In these situations, other family members often step in temporarily to ensure the child is being properly cared for while the parent or parents focus on correcting whatever situation is preventing them from being able to provide for their child.
Grandparents, aunts, uncles and others with close relations to a family are often depended upon to provide a safe and stable environment when a parent cannot give a child the care he or she needs. Fulfilling that role often requires some degree of legal recognition of the role that surrogate is filling.
Guardianship provides that legal recognition. Becoming a guardian allows a person to make choices for a child that only the parent would otherwise be able to make regarding issues like:
Melisa has focused her career on helping children for more than 20 years. She knows the difference a single person can make when he or she steps up to care for a child in need. When faced with such a difficult situation, most are not sure how to proceed. Melisa can help ensure that you are able to successfully navigate the process of being named as a guardian. She helps people through the entire process, from beginning to end. She is committed to helping those who are trying to be there for children who would otherwise be in need.
When you know that a child needs help, Melisa can help you secure the legal status as guardian that you need to be able to give that child what he or she needs. To schedule a free initial consultation call 405-329-2233 or contact my office online.