This is the first post in a series of articles which will address the handling of filing for guardianship of a child in Little Rock, Arkansas. I feel it is necessary to write on this issue due to the fact that many individuals do not know what to do when they think a child may be in danger. It is important to be aware of the legal process for filing for guardianship of a child. However, it is also important to remember not to take these types of situations into your own hands, as this will likely make matters worse. The goal of my coming articles is to provide information which will help people to better understand their situation. It is also my goal to provide information which will assist with the selection of a guardianship attorney. If you or a loved one are in need of assistance, then contact my office today to speak with a Little Rock lawyer.
I will be addressing several topics over my coming articles. Issues which I will analyze include:
- Who may file for the guardianship
- When the court may, or may not, grant a guardianship
- How to gain guardianship of a child in Arkansas
- What happens after guardianship is granted
There are several reasons why I have chosen to address these topics. First, it is important to be aware of the standards that an interested party must meet in order to file for guardianship. Second, courts will grant guardianship when the parents are not fit to have custody and when it is in the child’s best interests. Third, understanding what to expect when filing for guardianship of a child will help the process run smoother. Finally, guardianships will not be permanent in nature. Judges tend to assume that it is best for children to live with their parents.
I cannot stress enough the importance of contacting an attorney if you are looking to file for guardianship of a child. Arkansas Courts take guardianships and non-parental custody issues very seriously. I am a Little Rock family lawyer and my office prides itself on giving each case the attention and respect that clients deserve. This includes keeping you informed throughout the entire process and making sure you know what to expect moving forward. I understand that you are facing a serious situation and I am ready to assist you. Contact my office online or by telephone today. I also handle matters in Fayetteville, Fort Smith, Springdale, Jonesboro, North Little Rock, Conway, Rogers, Pine Bluff, and throughout the remainder of Arkansas.