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Child Kinship Guardianship

| August 20, 2011

Child kinship guardianship cases are situations where someone, usually a grandparent, brother, sister, aunt, uncle, or even a close friend of the parent of the child is seeking formal court approval to obtain custody of a young child because that child’s parents are either unwilling or unable to do so. This type of guardianship can be temporary for some set period of time, or it can be for an indefinite period of time.

These cases often arise in situations where a parent has been arrested and charged with criminal child neglect, abuse, or molestation. They also commonly arise in situations where the New Mexico Children Youth and Families Department, Child Protective Services Division has obtained court orders to remove children from the custody of a neglectful or abusive parent.

In some situations, the child’s parents are agreeable to the guardianship, and in other cases they may be against it. Regardless of the situation, we can help.

New Mexico has very specific laws that govern how these guardianship cases must be done. There are strict notice requirements, court procedures, and time deadlines that apply. An experienced attorney can advise of your legal rights in this regard, and assist you in court to make sure this gets done right.

Are you in a situation where you need to obtain either temporary or indefinite guardianship of your grandchildren because the child’s parents are either unwilling or unable to properly care for your grandchild? Do you need to go to court to try to protect your grandchild or your niece or nephew from harm? Do you have grandchildren whose parents are deceased, incarcerated, facing serious criminal charges, or have a serious drug or alcohol problem? Are you in a situation where one of your parents, or someone else, is wrongfully and illegitimately trying to take your child away from you by trying to use the child guardianship process?

If you’re concerned about your grandchildren, or your nieces or nephews, and need to know your rights regarding child kinship guardianship, we recommend you talk to an Experienced New Mexico Child Kinship Guardianship Lawyer immediately to discuss your situation and explain the applicable law.

These cases are complex. It’s too important to try to do this alone. Some mistakes can’t be fixed later. We can advise and assist you in connection with this process. We can prepare the necessary documents, put together all of the relevant and important evidence to support your rights, and take the matter to court if necessary.

You have a lot at stake. You need the right lawyer.

Remember: The lawyer you choose to represent you in court makes all the difference. The quality of your lawyer will affect the outcome of your case.

If you live in Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Rio Rancho, Los Lunas, or the surrounding area, offers free consultations, same-day appointments, reasonable fees, and payment plans.

Call them today at (505) 888-5200. With 25 years of courtroom trial experience, they can help you get the results you need. Guaranteed.

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