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If an individual decides to petition for guardianship rights to a minor, they do not necessarily need to hire a guardianship attorney. Self-representation is an option in these cases. However, it is highly recommended that before a petitioner begins to complete the guardianship process they meet with a guardianship attorney.

A guardianship attorney will be able to provide invaluable advice and guidance to the individual who is petitioning for child guardianship rights. They will be able to inform the petitioner about the rights and responsibilities they will assume if they become a child's legal guardian. They will also inform the petitioner whether or not they have just cause to seek guardianship of the child. Without just cause, filing for child guardianship rights of a child will be both a waste of time and money unless they have previously received consent from the parents of the child to assume guardianship.

A guardianship attorney will also ensure that the petitioner completes the guardianship forms properly in order to begin the legal process. In order to receive these services, a petitioner must first locate a lawyer who specializes in guardianship issues and has experience in family court.

Locating a guardianship attorney should not be a very complicated task. There are guardianship attorneys located in most cities throughout the United States. Every State within the United States contains many guardianship attorneys, so finding one that is local should not be difficult.

There are many online resources that allow individuals to search for guardianship attorneys within their city and State. Local guardianship attorneys can be found in the phone book. However, there is no requirement to be listed in the phone book, and guardianship attorneys who are listed there are not screened or investigated. There are websites that are dedicated to screening lawyers and providing information for only the best guardianship attorneys.

An attorney who specializes in guardianship issues can be found at most child and family law firms. It is essential that to find a trusted guardianship attorney that is right for the individual and their particular case.

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