Williams & Javellana, LLP

Chico Guardianship Lawyer


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There may be times when it is necessary for a guardian to take responsibility for a minor child who is not his or her biological child. In the state of California, this would be done under the guardianship law. There are many benefits that may be available to the minor child if this law is used. It is important for you to speak to an attorney to ensure that everything is done properly. When you call Williams & Javellana, LLP, he can assist you in determining if guardianship is in the best interest of the family and provide you with the support necessary to ensure that everything is done properly.

In some cases, guardianship of a child may take place if the parent is no longer able to care for the child because they are terminally ill. It may also be necessary because both of the parents have died or because the parents are either unfit or unavailable to take care of their parental responsibilities.

If you are appointed as the legal guardian of the child or children, you are going to be responsible for providing certain necessities for them. These would include food, clothing and shelter, managing the finances of the children, providing medical/dental care and looking after the safety and protection of the children.

It is also important to understand that there are several different types of guardianship which may be established in the state of California. You may become the guardian of the person or the guardian of the estate. It is also possible for you to be the guardian of both the person and the estate that is associated with them. It is important to determine the type of guardianship that would work out best for everyone involved, particularly for the dependent.

There is also some confusion on the part of many people over the differences between adoption and guardianship in the state of California. An adoption is a different legal action in comparison to legal guardianship of the child. For example, if the court determines that a child is in danger or if they feel it would be in the best interest of the child to nullify the legal guardianship, they have the right to terminate it. When a legal adoption takes place, the court is not able to terminate the adoption.

Obtaining legal guardianship in the state of California can be difficult, depending upon the circumstances that are involved with it. It is important for all of the necessary paperwork to be filed, both properly and in a timely manner. It is likely that you are also going to need support during this time, both in and out of the court system. When you contact Williams & Javellana, LLP, you will get the support that is necessary. We can help to put your mind at ease during the time that we are helping you with your case.


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Gold standard for professionalism and ethics. Extremely knowledgeable and proficient in handling complex cases. Attorney Javellana took painstaking hours building a civil case, (co-ownership/property rights) and then he presented overwhelming evidence at trial. Mr. Javellana was on point for 3 days at trial where he tactfully asserted a powerful presence in the courtroom and systematically picked apart the defendents and he was quick to respond to the dirty trickery of the defense attorney with undisputable legal arguments. As a result of Mr. Javellana's detailed and powerful representation, the opposing side had no chance. Mr. Javellana was extremely organized and detail oriented throughout. Mr. Javellana won the case across multiple points and most impressively he obtained a permanent injunction against the opposing party. Additionally, Mr. Javellana, represented me with two other cases where his professionalism and his relentless tactical drive continued with successful results. I highly recommend Mr. Javellana. J.M
California June 20, 2015