Whenever a parent is unwilling or unable to care for their child, a kinship guardianship proceeding may be needed. Unless there is agreement between the parties, it is necessary to appoint
someone who can represent the best interests of the child until they get older and are able to make decisions for themselves. We often encounter grandparents, aunts, uncles and other family members who are caring for children in the absence of the parents. You do not have to be a blood relative to apply to be a kinship guardian.
This can be a scary and unsure time in a family’s life, and we at Albuquerque Family Law will ensure that we explain the process, and how we can pursue or defend against a kinship guardianship case.
Call or email Albuquerque Family Law today at 505-SANCHEZ so you can start protecting your children’s rights.