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The Guardianship Book for California: How to Become a Child's Legal Guardian
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Nolo
Publication date February 27, 2011
Pages 368
Binding Paperback
Edition 8
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781413313604
ISBN-10 1413313604
Dimensions 1 by 8.25 by 11 in.
Weight 1 lbs.
Original list price $44.99
Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description: Become a legal guardian and make the biggest difference in a child's life!

Thousands of children in California need legal guardians because their parents have died, abandoned them, or are otherwise unable to care for them. The Guardianship Book for California provides the step-by-step instructions caring adults need to obtain a legal guardianship -- without paying a lawyer.

Learn how to:

  • decide whether to obtain a legal guardianship
  • find out if you are eligible to enroll a minor in school and make medical decisions without becoming a legal guardian
  • use alternate forms if a legal guardianship is not practical
  • obtain a guardianship for finances or for personal and physical care of a minor, or both
  • prepare, file and have guardianship papers served
  • appear before a judge
  • obtain a temporary guardianship in an urgent situation
  • deal with institutions and agencies -- with or without a guardianship -- schools, medical facilities, insurance companies, public assistance agencies, and more
  • end a guardianship

    The 8th edition is completely updated with the latest laws, and includes all the necessary forms and instructions for becoming a legal guardian in California. Nolo has dozens of products created just for California residents.

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    8 edition from Nolo (February 27, 2011); titled "The Guardianship Book for California: How to Become a Child's Legal Guardian"
    9781413313604 | details & prices | 368 pages | 8.25 × 11.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.95 lbs | List price $44.99
    About: Become a legal guardian and make the biggest difference in a child's life!
    7 edition from Nolo (March 20, 2009)
    9781413309287 | details & prices | 368 pages | 8.50 × 11.50 × 1.00 in. | 2.00 lbs | List price $44.99
    About: Make a difference in the life of a child-- become a legal guardian!

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