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Establishing Guardianship For Minors And Adults

The decision to become a guardian is one filled with responsibility, and the legal process to get a guardianship established can be complicated. At Mastanduno Law Group, we help individuals become guardians of minor children and incapacitated adults in Portland and throughout the Willamette Valley.

Obtaining Guardianship Of A Minor

In the state of Oregon, anyone interested in the welfare of a child can apply to be their guardian. The application starts with filing a petition with the court. Having a guardianship attorney assist you in this matter is recommended to ensure that you meet all legal requirements.

After the court receives a petition for guardianship of a minor, the law requires that the child’s parents receive the case papers in person. A court visitor, a person trained to evaluate the suitability of the proposed guardianship arrangement, will advise the court on their findings. If an individual objects to a proposed guardianship, they may file an objection with the court over child custody rights. We represent clients involved in guardianship litigation in these cases.

Guardianship For Adults

Aging parents who need to make plans for their incapacitated adult child can initiate the guardianship process. We provide legal counsel and representation to appoint a guardian for an incapacitated adult. Setting up guardianship for a disabled adult child can be an essential part of estate planning for individuals.

In addition to guardianships, we work to establish conservatorships to protect the assets of incapacitated adults and minor children.

Call For A Consultation Today

The lawyers at Mastanduno Law Group are happy to answer your questions regarding the applicability of guardianship for your situation. You can contact us online or call 503-810-5667 to arrange for an initial consultation.