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Fight For Your Legal Guardianship Status

Guardianship is a very important legal process that names one person as the caregiver of another, either because the subject of the guardianship is not old enough or not able to care for themselves. Children, the intellectually disabled and vulnerable adults often need a guardian to advocate for them legally, medically and in other areas of their lives. Arkansas courts take this role very seriously and take steps to appoint responsible individuals as guardians only when necessary.

If you believe your loved one needs a guardian, you should prepare for a rigorous legal process. At Catterlin & Arnold Law Firm, our attorneys are highly experienced and can guide you through the guardianship process while making it as smooth as possible for your family. Call us today at our office in Rogers: 479-339-0778.

Guardianships For Children

Sometimes parents aren’t able to give their children the care and attention they need. This could be because of terminal illness, addiction or mental limitations. In these cases, a guardian can step in to provide proper care. Filing for guardianship of a minor requires:

  • Consent of the parent or substantial evident of the parents’ inability to care for the child
  • Review of your fitness to care for the child
  • A safety evaluation of your home
  • Evidence of your relationship with the child

If you’re interested in filing for guardianship, turn to a trusted family lawyer for help. Catterlin & Arnold Law Firm can guide you through the process of obtaining your legal guardianship. We’ll present you in the best light possible and represent your best interests in court. With our help, you can ensure a good life for a child in need.

Guardianship Can Also Apply To Adults

If you have a loved one who’s older or incapable of taking care of themselves, a family lawyer can help. The courts consider the following factors in adult guardianships:

  • An established record of medical incapacity
  • Physical evidence that your loved one can no longer care for themselves
  • A financial review of any conservatorship requests
  • Evidence of your suitability as a guardian

Our legal team will file a motion to obtain guardianship on your behalf. We’ll work with you and the courts to fight for your right to be your loved one’s caregiver.

The Right Help Makes All The Difference

We’re committed to helping others take care of their loved ones. Reach out today to learn more about how we can help you.