In California, an adoption is defined as the legal process that terminated the birth parents’ parental rights and permanently transfers these parental rights to the adoptive parents such that the adopted child is considered to be a family member. Anyone can become an adoptive parent and adopt a child, even if you are single, do not own your own home, or older in age.
Guardianship of a child is awarded in California when a California probate court appoints an adult, who is not the child’s parent, to care for and tend to a child or a child’s property. The California probate court can only grant probate guardianship if the child is not involved in a Family Court or Juvenile Court action. There are two types of probate guardianships; guardianship of the person and guardianship of the estate.
The Law Offices of Edward Misleh, APC is a Sacramento law firm, located in Sacramento, California that handles California child custody matters and California guardianship issues. Due to the fact that we primarily represent clients with family law matters, we are able to provide our Sacramento, California clients and clients in Northern California with services they need and deserve when addressing California custody or guardianships. Call now our Lawyer Hotline. We offer a free consultation to all new clients. Call now 916-443-1267 for your free consultation.