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The Guardianship Book for California

How to Become a Child's Legal Guardian

David Brown, Emily Doskow


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Become a legal guardian and make the biggest difference in a child's life

Thousands of children in California need legal guardians because their parents have died, abandoned them, or are otherwise unable to care for them.The Guardianship Book for Californiaprovides the step-by-step instructions caring adults need to obtain a legal guardianship -- without paying a lawyer.

Learn how to:

  • decide whether to obtain a legal guardianship find out if you are eligible to enroll a minor in school and make medical decisions without becoming a legal guardian use alternate forms if a legal guardianship is not practical obtain a guardianship for finances or for personal and physical care of a minor, or both prepare, file and have guardianship papers served appear before a judge obtain a temporary guardianship in an urgent situation deal with institutions and agencies -- with or without a guardianship -- schools, medical facilities, insurance companies, public assistance agencies, and more end a guardianship

The 8th edition is completely updated with the latestlaws, and includes all the necessary forms and instructions for becoming a legal guardian in California.

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NOLO, 9781413313604, 368pp.

Publication Date: February 22, 2011