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...
Riverside, CA (PRWEB) May 07, 2013
A Wallin & Klarich client, who had lost her sister to cancer, was recently able to establish legal guardianship of her niece. This ensured that her niece was not left in the care of her father who exhibited psychotic behavior and faced possible incarceration. The client was represented by experienced and knowledgeable family law attorney, Matthew E. Forsse.
“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,” said Mr. Forsse.
According to court record from Riverside Superior Court, the client’s sister had recently passed away after losing her battle with cancer. The client’s sister had left her 12 year old daughter in the care of her father who had been arrested on many occasions and again was facing the possibility of incarceration. In addition, the father had recently suffered from a psychotic breakdown, frequently disappeared without anyone’s knowledge of his whereabouts, and was arrested at least three times over a period of a few months. The client’s niece came to live with her in July 2012, after which the client sought the help of Mr. Forsse of Wallin & Klarich in order to establish legal guardianship. If the client did not obtain guardianship for her niece, her niece may have been left without anyone to care for her.
Mr. Forsse quickly filed a request for guardianship with the Riverside Superior Court, complete with the necessary documents that included sufficient details about the child’s situation. He also sought out the child’s father to obtain his consent to the guardianship and his waiver of any rights to a hearing about the guardianship according to court documents. In addition, Mr. Forsse completed the necessary documents to ensure that the child would be enrolled in the school district within the client’s residential boundaries. When the soonest available hearing date came, Mr. Forsse was prepared with everything needed to ensure the guardianship would be granted by the court. As a result, the client is now recognized as the legal guardian of her niece and has the authority to make decisions relating to the care and well-being of the child.
“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 after obtaining the successful result.
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