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Children: A Guardian For Your Children

Do I Need A Lawyer?

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Legally, you do not need an attorney to file a petition for appointment of a guardian.

However, preparing all the court forms and relatives' notices can consume a lot of time and energy. Also, the petition could be contested.

An attorney's assistance is advisable if:

  • Your choice of guardian has a questionable background.
  • Your own mental competence is at issue.
  • You expect your choice of guardian to be contested.
  • You want the convenience of using an attorney

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