Helping Your Family Every Step Of The Way
At Koestner & Shahon, our lawyers are committed to helping you and your family. We provide personal attention when it matters most. We assist clients with adoptions, guardianships and conservatorships in Whittier and the surrounding areas in California.
Guardianship requires a court order to allow someone, other than a parent, to have legal custody of the child to make medical, educational, and health and safety decisions. A Guardian may also be appointed to manage a minor child’s estate when the minor is a beneficiary of an estate or the recipient of funds. Legal guardianship may be necessary for a variety of reasons. We understand the delicate situation you are in, and will help you explore all of your options.
Conservatorship is when a judge appoints another person, called the conservator, to be legally responsible for managing the financial and personal needs of an adult, found incapable of caring for her/himself. We will help you understand your duties and responsibilities as a conservator before making any final decisions.
The adoption process can be a long process. We have experience helping couples explore adoption and what options may be suitable for their family. We assist with independent adoptions and step-parent adoptions — we know how the process works, what factors need to be considered and what action to take to make the process as efficient as possible.
Personal Guidance From Experienced Attorneys
We will help you every step of the way. We provide personal, confidential legal advice tailored to your specific needs and goals.