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When life throws you a curve ball, Anthony J. LoPresti, Attorney at Law is here to help you. If you are looking to establish or enforce guardianship in Nassau County, contact our family law firm. If circumstances no longer allow for the child’s birth parents to care for him or her, we can help you establish legal guardianship for the child. As a legal guardian, you essentially take on the responsibilities of a parent. If you are considering applying for legal guardianship, we would be proud to offer you our unparalleled legal services. We believe that all children deserve to be provided for. We applaud your efforts and would be proud to help you file the necessary paperwork in your journey toward becoming a legal guardian.

Rights & Responsibilities Of A Legal Guardian

While most often the caretaker is a close relative of the child, legal guardians are not required to be related to the child. If a grandparent, sibling, aunt or uncle cannot fulfill the role of legal guardian, this role may be entrusted to another relative or close family friend. Regardless of your relationship with the child, as his or her legal guardian, you will be granted the same rights and responsibilities that a parent would have.

  • The Child’s Medical Care
  • The Child’s Education
  • The Child’s Residence
  • The Child’s Financial Support
  • Granting The Child, If Under 18, Permission To Get Married
  • Granting The Child, If Under 18, Permission To Enlist In The Military

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Frequently Asked Questions

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  • What Is A Legal Guardian?

    Answer

    A legal guardian is a non-parent who takes on all the legal responsibility for a child. Legal guardians are responsible for the care and support of the child or children. In order to establish guardianship, you must file papers in court. You will be required to pay a filing fee when you file your petition stating your interest in obtaining guardianship. Next, you will file a letter of consent from the child’s parents. From here, the court will set up interviews and may order a home visit and background check.

  • What Are The Benefits Of Becoming A Legal Guardian?

    Answer

    Becoming the legal guardian of a child has many benefits. Unlike foster parents, legal guardians are responsible for making key decisions for the minor. Legal guardianship is advantageous for long-term care. It is a means of providing the same care and love that a parent may be unable to offer the child.

  • How Does Guardianship Differ From Adoption?

    Answer

    During the adoption process, the biological parents’ rights are terminated and the adoptive parents become the child’s legal parents. Unlike adoption, as the legal guardian of the child, you will not be required to terminate the child’s legal relationship to his or her parents. The birth parents of the child will still have the right and responsibility of support and visitation.

  • Anthony J. LoPresi

    Founding Attorney

    Anthony J. LoPresti, ESQ., is a family law attorney with nearly 30 years of experience in divorce and related areas of matrimonial law. He is a dedicated professional who understands that successful representation requires more than a thorough knowledge of the law; it requires a fine tuned sensitivity to the financial and emotional needs of each clients. Together with his team, Mr. LoPresti works to obtain outstanding results for each client.

    Founded in Nassau County in 1990, the firm focuses exclusively in family law, and Mr. LoPresti is commonly regarded as one of New York’s leading divorce lawyers. The firm and its dedicated legal team handle a variety of complex divorce, custody and family law matters. Through many years of negotiation and trial experience, Attorney LoPresti has gained the trust and admiration of families he has helped.

Why You Should Turn to Our Firm

  • Dedicated Exclusively to Family Law

  • Nearly 3 Decades of Experience

  • Member of the Nassau County Bar Association

  • Member of the New York State Bar Association

  • Member of the NY State Trial Lawyers Association

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