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23 W. First St.
P.O. Box 883
Monroe, MI 48161
Phone: (734) 242-2220
Fax: (734) 242-2222


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Monroe MI Child Guardianship Lawyer

Ensuring that a child has proper care is essential. In some cases, a child may be in danger of not receiving the care he or she requires. These situations often warrant child guardianship, subsequent termination of parental rights and possible adoption of the child. At the Law Offices of Christina D. Hills , we confidently handle these types of cases within the scope of our family law practice.

Attorney Christina D. Hills has handled numerous guardianship, termination and adoption cases throughout her 20 years of practice. She is fluent in the language of the Michigan laws that govern these cases and can effectively explain your rights under the laws. She has been a court-appointed Guardian Ad Litem for over 20 years and places her focus on her client's needs, but also on the children in the case. Contact our firm today to schedule your free initial consultation.

Child Guardianship

When a child is in danger or has no one who can effectively care for them, it may be in their best interests for a relative or other loved one to take over for the parents and be granted a child guardianship. This allows the trusted adult to care for the child and make decisions that relate to their schooling and medical care, among other issues.

Termination of Parental Rights

In Michigan, a guardian must have grounds to seek the termination of the parental rights of the biological parent or parents. A child who is abused, neglected or subject to other harm is most likely in a situation where a termination is warranted. If the termination is granted, a petition to adopt is frequently filed. Termination is often sought for individuals or couples who have had guardianship for two to four years, or less if the situation is serious and the child is in danger.

Adoption

Whether you are a guardian seeking adoption, a step-parent wishing to adopt a step-child or a couple seeking the private adoption of a child, our firm can assist you in gathering and filing all of the proper documents. We can stand by you throughout the course of your step-parent or other adoption to ensure that you are protected and the child's best interests are being preserved.

Contact a Guardianship and Termination Lawyer in Monroe

To learn more about how we handle guardianship, termination and adoption matters, contact our Michigan office today. We understand the emotions that accompany these matters and work to minimize the additional stress that these issues may cause. A free initial consultation and case evaluation is available.

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Located near Lake Erie, I-75, I-275, and US-23, the Law Office of Christina D. Hills represents clients throughout Michigan including Monroe County, Oakland County, Wayne County, Washtenaw County, Lenawee County, and Macomb County as well as the cities of Monroe, Adrian, Ann Arbor, Bedford, Brownstown Township, Dundee, Erie, Flat Rock, Ida, Lambertville, Saline, Tecumseh, Temperance, and Woodhaven.