Q: How do i go about getting guardianship of my grandson age 14
I need to get him into school and medical insurance for him. The only thing sent with him was hand written note from my daughter. (Not notarized or witnessed) and his immunization records and school withdrawal letter. My grandson lived in Alamogordo. NM. And i live in Apache Junction, AZ.
A: Will his parent's consent? Or at least NOT object? If so, you can seek Voluntary Guardianship which is very simple and can be exepdited when necessary.
You may ALSO have the right to seek temporary or permanent custody, if you can convince the Court that:
* you stand “in loco parentis” to the child.
* It would be significantly detrimental to the child to remain or be placed in the custody of either of the child's living legal parents who wish to retain or obtain custody.
A qualified and experienced family law attorney can of course assist you in considering your options and then getting where you need to be.
A: Because I do not know the facts of your situation, including the status of the parents and your relationship to the child, I am not able to answer the question. However, you should contact an experienced family law attorney and, if you are not happy with the results you obtain in court, contact an experienced appellate family law attorney to inquire as to whether you may obtain post-order relief and/or whether you should file a Notice of Appeal and seek relief in a higher court.
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