GUARDIANSHIP LAW
Depending on the situation, children under the age of 18 years can benefit from a guardianship. The occasion that most often presents itself is when the child is employed in the entertainment or sports industry and receives significant compensation for services provided.
Imposition of a guardianship allows the guardian (most often a parent) to enter into contracts on behalf of the child and be considered the payee for the child’s compensation. Oldman, Cooley, Sallus, Birnberg & Coleman, L.L.P. handles guardianships for child actors and athletes. In fact, attorneys at Oldman, Cooley, Sallus, Birnberg & Coleman, L.L.P. have testified before the California State Legislature on various statutes that were proposed concerning child actors. Attorneys from Oldman, Cooley, Sallus, Birnberg & Coleman, L.L.P. have also edited books and articles on compensation for child actors and athletes. We know how to constructively work with parents and agents to ensure the child is well cared for. We work to make sure the assets of the child do not become the target of fraud and misrepresentation.