A wide range of challenging circumstances can make it necessary for a non-parent to seek legal guardianship of a minor child. Perhaps you are a grandparent or other relative who has stepped in to provide full-time care for a child whose parents are unwilling or unable to do so. You may be a responsible stepparent who needs the authority to make legal decisions for a child whose biological father or mother is not involved.
My 15-plus years of experience handling a full range of Utah family law matters include extensive work completing adoptions and obtaining guardianships. As your Salt Lake City guardianship attorney, I will help you evaluate all viable options and pursue the solution that best addresses your situation – prioritizing efficiency and affordability as well as securing the authority you need. Obtaining a guardianship can be a complicated process. It is critical to receive assistance from a highly-skilled family law attorney that can help complete your paperwork and correctly explain the necessary actions required to get the best results.
I have in-depth knowledge of all documents and legal processes associated with obtaining a guardianship in Utah. This includes extensive experience handling sensitive matters involving domestic violence, child neglect and actions by the Utah Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS). You can turn to Emy A. Cordano, Attorney at Law, with confidence that I will personally take the time to analyze your individual case and deal with challenges that may involve: