Plymouth County Unfit Parent Lawyer
If you are seeking to gain guardianship of a child or children, or defend against an individual seeking guardianship, enlist the help of Andrew H. P. Norton. We are committed to helping clients understand their rights and the guardianship process.
Guardianships Over Children
Massachusetts recently revamped the laws regarding guardianships. Our family law office stays up-to-date on these family law changes, and we will show you what steps need to be taken. When seeking legal guardianship over a child, an individual needs to establish that both parents are either unable, unavailable or unfit to care for a child and ensure that their basic needs are met.
If you know of a parent who is chemically dependent or simply can't care for their children due to mental health issues or due to run-ins with the law, we can help. The new laws have a more involved and complicated process that should not be entered into without a Brockton guardianships lawyer. We will assist you in filing for your emergency guardianships.
Guardianships and or Conservatorships Over Adults
In certain cases, a guardianship over an adult must be established in order to ensure that the adult stays safe and secure. The need for guardianships with adults arises when an individual is incapable of caring for themselves due to:
- Drug or alcohol addiction
- Physical or mental incapacitation
- Mental illness
- Posing threats a threat to themselves or others
Experts may be needed to prove these cases. You will normally need a medical certificate from doctor or nurse practitioner setting out what that person's condition is and why they need a guardian or conservator. Guardians can in certain circumstances when allowed by the Court possess the power to admit loved ones to a nursing home, or mental health hospital, or administer antipsychotic medication.
Contact Brockton guardianships lawyer Andrew H. P. Norton today. We offer a free consultation so you can discuss your case with an attorney without cost or obligation.