Child Guardianship Attorney in Wisconsin
The appointment of a guardian (typically a relative of the child) will be granted by the court if:
- The child is in need of protective services and has been placed by court order, or continued in a placement, outside of his or her home for a cumulative period of one year or longer AND
- The person nominated as the guardian is a relative of the child, the child has been placed with such relative and the child is likely to continue to be placed with such relative for an extended period of time or until the child reaches 18 years of age AND
- The relative would likely be willing and able to serve as the child’s guardian for an extended period of time or until the child reaches 18 years of age if appointed AND
- It is against the child’s best interests that a petition to terminate parental rights be filed with respect to the child AND
- The child’s parent is neglecting, refusing or unable to carry out the duties of a guardian or, if the child has two parents, both parents are neglecting, refusing or unable to carry out the duties of a guardian AND
- The agency primarily responsible for providing services to the child under a court order has made reasonable efforts to make it possible for the children to return to his or her home.
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If you believe that a child in your care meets these requirements, contact our office today. We will work with you and your family to obtain the quickest and least confrontational result possible. For a no obligation consultation with one of our family law attorneys at Doar, Drill & Skow, call 877-362-7529 toll free or contact us online. Located in New Richmond, we serve clients throughout western Wisconsin.