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Guardianship Lawyers

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Every family has a unique story and when custodial parents become unable or unfit to care for their children, it may be time to establish a guardianship. While this role is often taken up by relatives such as grandparents, a guardian can be any adult who truly cares for the well-being of a child. At Owenby Law, P.A., we can help you understand if a guardianship is right for your situation as well as how to overcome any legal hurdles which may lie ahead.

Dedicated to helping families reach their goals, our team is here to answer your questions and explain how this process is likely to affect the families involved. Rest-assured that no matter how complex your situation may be, we will work diligently to uphold your rights, protect the relationships you have established, and provide the legal support you need.

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Did You Know?

The main difference between guardianship and adoption is adoption permanently changes the legal relationship between a child and their biological parents .

Common Family Law Questions

  • How Long Will My Family Law Case Take?

    The length of a family law case depends on a number of factors and there may be no simple answer to this question. When all parties can reach agreements amicably, the process can be relatively quick. However, when agreements simply cannot be reach, litigation may be the only path forward, adding substantial time to the process.

  • Will My Case Need to Go to Court?

    While family law disputes can be intensely emotional events, when spouses are able to work together and reach agreements through mediation or arbitration, a courtroom battle may not be necessary. However, issues such as child custody, alimony, and the division of assets must be resolved before a divorce can be finalized. When partners simply cannot agree, litigation may be the only way forward. At Owenby Law, P.A., we are here to help you understand your legal options.

  • Do I Need to Hire a Family Law Attorney?

    The family law system can be tremendously complex, personal, and emotionally charged. You need a lawyer who will guide you through the legal system, ensuring your case goes as smoothly as possible. At Owenby Law, P.A., we help you reach a solution that is tailored to your family’s unique situation and goals. Your needs and interests will always come first, as we work diligently to help you reach the most desirable.

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  • Joy Owenby
  • Joy Owenby Owner & Managing Member

    Attorney Joy N. Owenby is a highly-rated, experienced family law attorney with the resources and skill required to tackle even the most complex cases. Before founding Owenby Law, P.A., she served as legal counsel for the state of Florida's Guardian Ad Litem Program. She was also a judicial intern for a family law judge in the 4th Judicial Circuit and a certified legal intern in the State Attorney’s Office Special Assault Division. Under her guidance, the team of attorneys at Owenby Law have handled thousands of cases.

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There Are Several Ways That a Legal Guardianship Can End

It is important to understand that the court will only grant visitation rights to a grandparent if he or she had a prior bond with the grandchild. State court understands that the continuation of this bond is within the best interests of the child.
  • The child reaches the age of 18.
  • A judge decides the guardianship is no longer necessary.
  • Division of Assets
  • When the child is adopted or placed in foster care.
  • The guardian asks the court to be relieved of their guardianship.
  • A minor’s parents may petition the court to terminate the guardianship.

We Treat You & Your Loved Ones Like Family, Not Case Numbers

Here are some reasons you can trust our firm with your family's future:
  • Compassionate Advocacy
  • Decades of Combined Experience
  • Personalized, Results-Oriented Representation
  • Thousands of Cases We Have Handled
  • There for You Through Each Stage of Your Case
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