Q: My granddaughter is in foster in Georgia she was moved into Florida to be fostered by my mother can she do guardenship?
The supervisor of defax told my daughter no my mother couldn't do guardenship cuz she lives in Florida but the child is placed in Florida with my mother as foster. I have read that guardianship could be done if parental rights we're thinking of being stripped but if so do they go through Florida or Georgia?
A: You're in luck. I'm licensed in Florida and Georgia. I disagree with what the DFCS employee said. The issue really is whether your daughter will consent to the Guardianship of her child. If the answer is yes, there's really no reason that a Guardianship action cannot be had in Florida even if Florida is not the homestate of the child. The caveat with this is where is the father? There are also some important financial support issues to consider regarding State funding too. If you wish to pursue this, I suggest you consult with an attorney.
~ Kim Ebert, Attorney at Law, (678) 818-6543, serving Georgia, Florida, Hawaii and several Federal Districts.
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