Q: Looking to get temporary guardianship of 4 children while their mother gets back on her feet.
We need to be able to put them in school and take them to the doctors. Would we need power of attorney? Or something else? What steps do we need to take?
A: If you are a grandparent it is a simple form for grandparent power of attorney signed by the mother that you file in your county's juvenile court. If you are not a grandparent then you need to file an application for guardianship with consent of the mother in your county's probate court.
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