Legal guardianship cases in Idaho
In certain situations, a child’s parents may be unable or unwilling to provide care and the child may suffer from neglect and abuse. If a parent is deemed unfit, another adult may be granted legal guardianship of the child. A guardianship is a court order that transfers legal custody and rights over a minor or an incapacitated person to a trusted adult. This person can be related to the child or any other competent adult that fits the necessary qualifications. Once ordered, guardianship can be held for as little as six months, or until the minor reaches the age of 18.
To obtain guardianship, the individual will have to satisfy Idaho’s statutory requirements to find that the guardianship is in the child’s best interest. It’s important to utilize an experienced attorney who can walk you through these proceedings and make sure all is in order before presenting your case to a court.
At Hardee, Piñol & Kracke, PLLC, our attorneys have years of experience with guardianship cases and will provide you with the necessary care and attention to achieve the results you desire.