Are you a close relative, grandparent, or personal friend of a family whose child needs a guardian? Regardless of the exact circumstances which have led to the parents being unable to care for the child, stepping in is a very caring thing to do. However, as generous and sincere as your intentions may be, there are many legal matters which must be attended to in order to establish a legal guardianship.
At Shows & Smith Law Firm PLLC, we have more than 50 years of experience handling family law matters, including guardianships.
Our legal team is committed to providing you with exceptional representation and guidance throughout the steps of obtaining guardianship. We are known for our legal skill, knowledge, and competence in all types of guardianship cases. We want to ensure that you understand both your rights and responsibilities, should you decide to move forward.
Appointing a legal guardian typically occurs when a parent can no longer provide shelter or support for their child. Once the guardian has been approved by the court, the custody, supervision, and rights to care are given to the guardian.
Whether you are seeking temporary or permanent guardianship for the minor child you wish to care for, we can help you to understand your options. We can also discuss the differences between adoption and legal guardianship, should you wish to pursue adoption now or in the future.
To schedule a free consultation with an experienced Jackson MS guardianship attorney, contact us now at (601) 809-4144.