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When a parent is unable to carry out their responsibilities to a child, the court may appoint a guardian to ensure the child’s needs are met. Parents may still have the legal right to have regular contact with the child, but the guardian would be given the right to make certain decisions on behalf of the child.


If you have a difficult guardianship case on your plate – whether you are seeking to become the guardian of a child or you fear your rights as a parent are at stake – you can count on the Orange guardianship attorneys at US Legal Group, APC to help you through it.

Give us a call at (714) 921-5226 or contact us online today to request a free consultation.

Types of Guardianship in California

California law establishes two distinct categories of guardianship: of the person and of the estate. Guardianship of the person makes the guardian responsible for the day-to-day care of the child. Guardianship of the estate means the person is responsible for managing the child’s finances. In some cases, the same person may serve in both roles.


The court may be petitioned by a person who is willing to act as the child’s guardian; however, the process can be complicated, and it is a good idea to work with an attorney who understands the process. Once a guardian is appointed, they have a solemn obligation to carry out their duties, always with the child’s best interest in mind.

Consult with US Legal Group, APC

Guardians are supervised by the court. An attorney can help you through this confusing process and help you understand your obligations as a guardian. Our guardianship lawyers in Orange serve clients in both Orange and Los Angeles counties.

Discuss your case with us today by calling (714) 921-5226.