Many clients come to us asking if they can get a temporary guardianship without court approval.
In short, yes, you can get temporary guardianship without court attendance.
This article will tell you how.
And it’s going to give you a free temporary guardianship form.
Here are the topics we are covering.
- Temporary Guardianship Without Court
- What Is Temporary Guardianship?
- How To Get Temporary Guardianship Of A Child
- Temporary Guardianship Form
- How Long Does Temporary Guardianship Last
- How To Terminate Temporary Guardianship
Let’s dig in.
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Temporary Guardianship Without Court
You’re wondering how to get temporary guardianship without court.
To get temporary guardianship without court, you need to:
- only need temporary guardianship for less than 6 months
- have the parents’ permission
- have the parents sign and notarize a temporary guardianship form
If the child is older than 14 years old, they can sign the temporary guardianship form.
You only need one parent’s signature if the other parent has:
- passed away
- no legal rights to the child
- had their parental rights terminated
If all the above criteria apply, you can get temporary guardianship without court approval.
The temporary guardianship goes into effect on the date that all required parties sign the agreement.
The temporary guardianship agreement automatically ends 6 months after the agreement gets signed.
If guardianship is still needed after 6 months, the parents can:
- sign another temporary guardianship form
- file for permanent guardianship
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What Is Temporary Guardianship
Temporary guardianship is when you turn over the care of your child to another adult for a specific period of time.
Temporary guardianship allows your child to live with another adult.
In the event of an emergency, it allows that adult to make important medical decisions for the child.
A temporary guardianship is responsible for making decisions for the child.
And for handling situations with the child’s school.
Let’s talk about how to get temporary guardianship of a child.
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How To Get Temporary Guardianship Of A Child
To get temporary guardianship of a child, you have to file a temporary guardianship form with the local probate court.
The temporary guardianship form must be filed:
- in the county where the minor lives, or;
- where the proposed permanent guardian lives
The petition for temporary guardianship of a child must include:
- a certified copy of the minor’s birth certificate
- a valid state-issued Driver’s License or identification card
- a copy of any document made by a parent of the minor that deals with the guardianship of the minor
You will also have to have the parents sign and notarize the temporary guardianship form.
So, how long does temporary guardianship last?
Temporary Guardianship Form
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How Long Does Temporary Guardianship Last
Temporary guardianship lasts for 6 months.
The temporary guardianship form will expire after 6 months from the date it gets signed.
If you want temporary guardianship to last a different amount of time, you can specify that in the temporary guardianship form.
Let’s talk about how to terminate temporary guardianship.
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How To Terminate Temporary Guardianship
To terminate temporary guardianship, fill out a petition to terminate temporary guardianship.
Then, file the petition to terminate temporary guardianship at your local probate court.
If you don’t file a petition to terminate temporary guardianship, it will automatically end if:
- the minor reaches age 18
- the minor is adopted
- the minor is emancipated
- the minor dies
- the temporary guardian dies
- letters of guardianship are issued to a permanent or testamentary guardian
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Temporary Guardianship Done For You
Giving guardianship of your children to another person can be risky.
When we walk you through setting up a temporary guardianship, we can help:
- Put your mind at ease knowing that the right guardian has been appointed to take care of your kids.
- You have peace of mind knowing that their needs are being met exactly how you would do it.
- Ensure that your children are being cared for as you would want them to be.
- Make sure your guardian will make sound decisions about your child’s welfare.
If you have children, then it is important to ensure that they are safe and well taken care of.
When you cannot take care of your children yourself, who should be in charge?
You might not always agree with their decisions.
There is no way to be 100% certain that the person you have chosen as your child’s guardian will do everything right.
No one can know how they will act in every situation, especially if it comes down to a life-or-death decision.
Temporary guardianship gives you peace of mind.
You know that there is someone else who can care for your kids while you’re not around.
This ensures that those important decisions are being made by people with the same values and beliefs about what’s best for them.
To get help with your temporary guardianship, fill out the form below.