Children are born innocent, and are not responsible for the circumstances in which they find themselves. Children are unable to navigate as adults in this world and they need an advocate such as a Guardianship Lawyer in Carson, who can act on their behalf when the other adults in their world have let them down. When children do not have their basic provisions met on a regular basis, they are rarely able to obtain them for themselves. They are prone to suffering from physical and emotional neglect and are vulnerable to dangerous people, circumstances and environments. In addition to provisions such as food, clothing and shelter, children also need stimulation, education and protection. They need someone who is willing to stand up for their rights. Sometimes even when their basic needs are met, there may be other needs present that need to be detected by an alert individual (guardian) … needs that might be mental, emotional or medical. And of course, it goes without saying that abused children need intervention as soon as possible.
People who see kids in trouble in someone else care have an obligation to report even suspected abuse to the proper authorities because in some cases, these children, too, may need a guardian. Situations such as this arise in school systems, day cares, pre-schools, etc. Sometimes they can be observed on the playground, or in the house next door. Sadly, kids who have such needs are not always labeled as they are, aka, as “at risk” kids, but the sooner that they can find themselves an advocate, the better off their lives will be. It is not an exaggeration to say that in some cases, their very lives may well be at stake; certainly the quality of their lives is almost certainly on the line.
Children are not the only people who benefit from the services of a guardian. The handicapped (both mentally and physically), the under-aged, as well as the abused and sometimes even the elderly are all frequently in a position to truly need someone to look out for their best interests. If you know of anyone who falls into one of these categories or situations, the Law Office of David J. Workman is the place to call.