Colorado Guardianship Lawyers

At Nexus Family Law Group, our experienced family law attorneys are dedicated to providing knowledgeable and compassionate legal representation to families seeking guardianship over a minor child.

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Guardianship for minors is a legal arrangement in which a person (the guardian) is given the legal authority to make decisions for and take care of a minor child who is unable to care for themselves. Guardianship for minors is often necessary when the child’s parents are unable to provide care for the minor child due to physical or mental disability, incarceration, or death or when the child’s parents are unwilling to provide care for the minor child.

The Court may appoint a guardian if the court finds the appointment is in the best interests and one of the following conditions is met:

  1. The parents’ consent;
  2. All parental rights have been terminated;
  3. The parents are unwilling or unable to exercise their parental rights; or
  4. Guardianship of a child has previously been granted to a third party and the third party has subsequently died or become incapacitated and the guardian has not made an appointment of a guardian either by will or written instrument; however, the court shall not presume it is in the best interests of a child to be in the care of a parent in circumstances where a court has previously granted custody of a child to a third party.

Guardianship for a minor child can be temporary or permanent, depending on the circumstances. Temporary guardianship is typically granted for a specific period of time, while permanent guardianship may be granted until the child reaches the age of majority or until the court terminates the guardianship.

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How Nexus can help

Evaluating your case

We can evaluate your situation and determine if you have legal grounds for seeking guardianship. We will explain your rights under Colorado law and discuss your options with you.

Preparing your case

If you have legal grounds to seek guardianship, we will help you prepare your case and gather any evidence you need to support your claim. We will also prepare all the legal documents required for the court process.

Representing you in court

Our skilled attorneys will represent you in court and argue on your behalf for guardianship. We will present a compelling case to the court, emphasizing the child’s best interests and your ability to provide a safe and stable home for the child.

Handling any legal issues

We can also assist you with any legal issues that may arise during the guardianship process, such as termination of parental rights or objections from other family members.

If you are considering seeking guardianship for a minor child, or if you need assistance with a guardianship matter, contact us today to schedule a consultation.

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