When setting up a legal guardianship, there is a lot of time and energy invested in filling out complicated court forms and giving notice to relatives. Often times there are errors that occur along the way. Because of these mistakes, the process take much longer than it needs to be to process your case.
Talk to a lawyer if:
-the child has property with a lot of value,
-you live out-of-state,
-there are other legal cases going on at the same time such as adoption, custody in family court, juvenile charges,
-the child has special needs (physically/emotionally disabled) that are not being met, or
-the child is Native American (because federal laws apply).