Guardianship Attorneys Serving San Joaquin County
At Dianne Drew Butler & Associates, Inc., our attorneys offer considerable experience to individuals seeking to establish a guardianship for the protection of a loved one. We have protected the rights of people throughout the Central Valley in California since 1986, focusing our practice exclusively on family law and estate law matters for the last 30 years. Our goal is always to solve your problems in the most positive way possible. We will work closely with you to find creative solutions that are in your best interests.
We understand that the legal process can be complicated and confusing. We will carefully explain the law and process, as well as your options, so that you always have a realistic expectation of your likelihood of success.
To schedule a confidential consultation, call us at 209-390-8829.
From Documents To Hearings, We Will Handle It For You
We offer comprehensive counsel to individuals who seek to establish a guardianship to protect the interests of a loved one. We handle all types of situations where a guardianship may be necessary or appropriate, including:
- Minor children whose parents are incapable of taking care of them, whether due to substance abuse, physical abuse or mental instability
- Adults who lack capacity to manage their own affairs, whether as a result of injury, illness or disability
We will prepare and file all necessary documentation to complete the guardianship process and will be your advocate in any hearings or proceedings, including efforts to promote grandparents’ rights. We will help you establish the need for a guardianship and demonstrate your qualifications to act as guardian if that is what you desire. If you prefer not to be the guardian, we will help you identify a suitable guardian and complete the steps necessary to give that person legal authority as guardian.
Guardianship proceedings can be challenging, often pitting family members against each other. We understand the emotional difficulties and will take a strong, yet compassionate approach as we guide you through the process.