Category Archives: Guardianships of Minor Children

Includes General and Temporary Guardianships.

LEGAL GUARDIANSHIP UNDER CALIFORNIA LAW

WHAT IS A LEGAL GUARDIAN UNDER CALIFORNIA LAW?

A legal guardian is somebody other than a biological parent who has legal care of a child (or children) in the State of California. There are many reasons why a court will give legal care of a child to somebody other than a natural parent. California Family Code 3041 sets forth the general test and […]

Guardianship in California – 3 Reasons to Have a Power of Attorney

Guardianship in California - Three Reasons to Have a Power of Attorney

When you hear the term “real estate planning,” what do you think of? If, like most people, you think about drafting a will or trust, with the intention of disposing of your property after your death. Many people are surprised to learn that estate planning is not just about who gets which property, and especially […]

Guardianship in California – Can a Guardian Sign a DNR for a Ward?

Guardianship in California - Can a Guardian Sign a DNR for a Ward?

Guardianship in California – Can a Guardian Sign a DNR for a Ward? Thinking about serious illness and life-saving measures that might be taken in a crisis is never pleasant. Unfortunately, with the advent of the coronavirus pandemic, many of us have been confronted with images of how painful life-saving measures can be. This is […]

Guardianship in California – The Three Documents Your College-Aged Child Should Sign.

Guardianship in California - The Three Documents Your College-Aged Child Should Sign.

Guardianship in California – The Three Documents Your College-Aged Child Should Sign. For most of your child’s life, you’ve been responsible for managing their healthcare, and any significant assets intended for them. When they wake up on their eighteenth birthday, you still see your beloved child—but the law sees a legal adult. That legal adult […]

Guardianship in California – What is a Guardian?

In California, the need for guardianship is growing as the numbers of aging adults with diminished capacity increase. In this blog post, I explain what a guardian does, as well as a guardian’s powers and limitations. What is a Guardian? A guardian is a person who is appointed by the probate court to make medical, […]

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