The Guardianship Book for California: How to Become a Child's Legal Guardian

The Guardianship Book for California: How to Become a Child's Legal Guardian

by David Brown, Emily Doskow
     
 

Thousands of children in California need legal guardians because their parents have died, abandoned them or are otherwise unable to care for them. The Guardianship Book helps readers obtain a legal guardianship without a lawyer. The book provides readers with everything they need to: decide whether to obtain a legal guardianship; use alternate forms if a legal

Overview

Thousands of children in California need legal guardians because their parents have died, abandoned them or are otherwise unable to care for them. The Guardianship Book helps readers obtain a legal guardianship without a lawyer. The book provides readers with everything they need to: decide whether to obtain a legal guardianship; use alternate forms if a legal guardianship is not practical; obtain a guardianship for finances, for personal and physical care of a minor, or both; prepare, file and have guardianship papers served; appear before a judge; obtain a temporary guardianship in an urgent situation; deal with institutions and agencies with or without a guardianship; end a guardianship and more. The book includes all the required forms and instructions readers will need.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781413313604
Publisher:
NOLO
Publication date:
02/27/2011
Edition description:
Eight Edition
Pages:
370
Product dimensions:
10.60(w) x 8.12(h) x 0.85(d)

Meet the Author

Doskow is a practicing attorney and mediator who has worked with families in the Bay Area for more than 15 years. She specializes in family law, including adoption, parentage issues, domestic partnership formation and dissolution, and divorce. She is a graduate of the Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California at Berkeley.

David Brown practices law in the Monterey, California area, where he has represented both landlords and tenants in hundreds of court cases -- most of which he felt could have been avoided if both sides were more fully informed about landlord/tenant law. Brown, a graduate of Stanford University (chemistry) and the University of Santa Clara Law School, also teaches law at the Monterey College of Law and is the author of Fight Your Ticket (CA version), Beat Your Ticket (the national version), The Landlord's Law Book, Vol. 1: Rights and Responsibilities; The Landlord's Law Book, Vol. 2: Evictions and co-author of How to Change Your Name in California and The Guardianship Book for California.

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