I often assist grandparents (or other family members) who need guardianship of minor children.
Grandparents raising grandchildren is one of the fastest growing segments of our population. This can be a difficult and taxing process, emotionally, physically, and financially.
From a legal perspective, there are two types of guardianships involving children. The first is an informal, temporary guardianship.This is where a parent voluntarily signs over custody of the child to another, but it never goes before the court.
The second is a formal court-ordered guardianship. It requires either a finding by the court that the parents are unfit, or the …