Las Vegas Guardianship Attorney
Appointing Legal Guardians for Minors
If you are currently providing a home and day-to-day care for a grandchild or any other minor, you may want to contact a lawyer about being appointed as a legal guardian. Guardianship is the best way for a non-parent to gain the legal rights needed to care for and protect a child.
We are attorneys Donn Prokopius and Jeremy Beasley. Based in Las Vegas, we have been assisting clients throughout Southern Nevada with guardianship and other family law issues since 1997. We are dedicated to providing all of our clients with care, attention and honest legal advice.
What Does It Take to Obtain a Guardianship?
If a child’s parents are unable to care for that child for whatever reason, he or she will often end up in the care of a grandparent or other relative. Legal guardianship gives that person important rights such as the ability to enroll the child in school and approve medical care.
Anyone who has taken on the responsibility of caring for a child can pursue guardianship. The following are some of the most common groups of people appointed as legal guardians:
- Aunts and uncles
- Other relatives
- Non-relative caregivers
In order to protect the rights of children and their parents, the state of Nevada has adopted a detailed process for guardianship decisions. Anyone who may be affected by a guardianship needs to be given a reasonable opportunity to object to the appointment of a legal guardian.
To learn more about the Nevada legal guardianship process and what we can do to guide you through that process, please contact our office today to schedule a consultation.