Q: 16yr moved in with his aunt and now wants his paper work, but I am his legal guardian,what do I do ?
the boy is my brother in law, his parent s passed away and our home burned down. he left to live with his aunt by choice, and now wants his social and birth certificate. can I give him his stuff without going through a lawyer or court? or can he use it against me in a case of any sort?
A: You can give him his social security information and also his birth certificate. I would give him copies, not the originals, especially if he's still a child or if he's in any way likely to lose the originals. If there's anything on the birth certificate that might be upsetting to him, I would seek the advice of a mental healthcare provider who counsels juveniles and their families. But generally speaking, there's no legal reason you can't give him the requested information. I could maybe have given you a better answer if you had included his age in your question.
A: In my answer above, I should have said there's no legal reason you can't give him his social security information and a copy of his birth certificate UNLESS the Order in the guardianship prohibits such disclosures, which would be unlikely, but you should check that paperwork to make sure there's nothing in it restricting you from giving him such information.
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