When it comes to seeking guardianship of a child, there is no exception to the particular way the process should be handled and approached. Special needs children have just that, extenuating circumstances surrounding their lives that need to be handled in a certain way. While all children need a high level of care and attention, special needs children require a little extra.
This may be a big reason why people in Massachusetts have thought about attaining guardianship of a special needs child. A guardian of a special needs child will serve their best interests and can help with the financial and medical decisions that the child needs. For whatever reason the child’s parent cannot parent the child efficiently, the guardian can step up and try to fill that role as best as possible. While a guardian does not have as many rights as a legal parent, guardians can make a significant positive impact in a child’s life.
The parent of a child may very well attain some parental rights even if a person is awarded guardianship of the child. However, much of the day-to-day decision making abilities are often awarded to the guardian. For a special needs child, this can be critical to their health and well-being.
There is a certain way those interested in seeking guardianship should approach the process. It will have to go through family court in order to become approved and for the applicant to become a guardian. There are certain requirements a person must meet and there are certain things to be proven before one can be awarded guardianship of a special needs child. All questions can be answered by the legal staff at Claudette-Jean Girard, who has participated in hundreds of guardianship processes. Our firm’s website has more information about guardianship and other related family law issues.