Throne & Hauser fight to protect children in circumstances of divorce and family issues. All children deserve a loving home to grow, learn and thrive. In cases regarding guardianship of one or more children, our Las Vegas law experts are here to help provide the best outcome for every child.
What is Las Vegas Guardianship?
Guardianship is the process of a court ordering a party other than the child’s parent to have custody of the child and or manage the child’s property. Usually, a Las Vegas guardianship case is brought by the party seeking to obtain guardianship of the child, or by a family member asking the court to designate a guardian other than the child’s parent(s).
Guardianships should not be confused with adoption. In an adoption, parents’ rights are permanently ended, and the adoptive parents are awarded the permanent rights of guardianship of the child. The court does not supervise adoptive families, which is common in a guardianship relationship. Additionally, courts can revoke guardianship rights at any time, when and if the child’s parents are able to provide care for the child. Often, the courts supervise guardianship relationships. Throughout a guardianship, the child’s parents still retain the right to contact the child and the ability to make certain decisions regarding the child.
Las Vegas Guardianship responsibilities
A guardian is responsible for taking care of a child’s basic needs, including:
- Providing food, clothing and shelter
- Providing a safe and protected environment
- Facilitating physical and emotional growth
- Providing medical care
- Providing basic educational opportunities
Guardianship Las Vegas Nevada Attorneys
If you are seeking guardianship of a child, or would like the court to find a guardian for the child of a loved one, you need the help of an experienced Las Vegas guardianship attorney. Throne & Hauser can help you navigate the legal guardianship process, so that you can ensure the proper care and love for the child in question.