Matthew E. Forsse, Family Law Attorney of Wallin & Klarich, Assisted Client to Gain Legal Guardianship of her Niece, After the Niece Lost her Mother to Terminal Illness

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A Wallin & Klarich client was recently able to get legal guardianship of her niece, after her niece lost her mother to terminal illness. The client was assisted by Wallin & Klarich family law attorney, Matthew E. Forsse, who is experienced in handling guardianship cases and ensured that the client’s guardianship process moved forward as quickly as possible. (Probate Code 1510-1517)

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A Wallin & Klarich client recently was able to gain legal guardianship of her niece after seeking the assistance of experienced family law attorney, Matthew E. Forsse. The client’s niece had recently lost her mother to a terminal illness and was having a difficult time coping with the loss.

“When a child loses a parent, it often leaves the family in a state of disarray and may threaten the stability and well-being of the child. If that is the case, then it may become necessary for a relative to step up and become a guardian to restore a sense of balance to the child’s life in the interim,” commented guardianship attorney Matthew E. Forsse.

According to Orange County Superior Court – Lamoreaux Justice Center, the client’s niece, a 15 year old girl, had recently lost her mother to a terminal illness and had been living in her father’s care in Georgia. However, her father worked frequently and was often not home to care for his daughter, instead leaving her in the care of her 17 year old brother. The client’s niece was having an extremely difficult time coping with the loss of her mother and was living in an unstable home without a female role model. In the fall of 2012, the client had her niece come live with her, and sought out the assistance of Mr. Forsse to assist her in quickly establishing legal guardianship.

Mr. Forsse quickly completed the necessary documents to ensure that the minor would be enrolled in the appropriate high school and filed a request for permanent guardianship according to court record. Mr. Forsse not only worked with the client to achieve her goals, but reached out to the father of the client’s niece to gain his written consent to the guardianship and his waiver of guardianship hearing. In addition, Mr. Forsse and the members of the Wallin & Klarich office prepared all the necessary documents with the required details about the minor child and her situation. When the soonest available hearing date came, Mr. Forsse was prepared with all paperwork and material to ensure that a guardianship would be granted by the court. After the hearing, the client was granted legal guardianship of her niece and her niece was placed permanently in her care.

“Each scenario is different, but where the remaining parent is unable to care for the child and there is a responsible and willing relative available, then the courts must assist the family by allowing for a guardianship to meet the child’s needs and best interests,” said Mr. Forsse.

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17592 Irvine Blvd.
Tustin, CA 92780

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