An alternative to adoption is consent guardianship. Consent guardianship occurs when both of a child’s parents give another person legal authority over their minor child through written consent. This grants the guardian the legal rights of care, custody, and supervision of the child. Guardianship does not terminate the biological parents’ legal rights. A court can refuse to grant or revoke guardianship upon request of one or both of a child’s parents.
The family law attorneys at AWD LAW® are well-versed in the process for establishing a guardianship, and we can offer you step-by-step guidance and counseling throughout the proceeding. We can also help you evaluate whether adoption or consent guardianship is best for you and the child.
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