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Question: How do I get guardianship of a minor child?

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Question: I gave revocable guardianship to my mom when I moved out of state so the kids could finish that school year and I started my new job. Now that I have petitioned to revoke guardianship, she is suing me for custody. I am so far and not sure how to handle this.

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Question: do I lose my rights to my child if a grandparent is apointed permanent guardian?

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Question: I married a 16-Year Old female (I was 23) last year legally with proper parental consent. I was curious to know what my guardianship/consent rights are when it comes to my spouse being served legal paperwork or court orders by anyone, including myself. She was not emmancipated before our marriage, and I've had to legally be there to sign on her behalf for reasons such as school signup and notarizing items, so I know that I have some consent.

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Question: I obtained a legal guardianship of my grandchild in California, but now my grandchild and I have moved to Arizona. I want to file a Registration of Foriegn Order. What information do I use to fill in the form where it says "Statute Reference"? How do I file the form once it is complete?

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Question: I am currently making plans for my child to move with my sister in another state. I currently have sole custody. I do not wish her to have custody, but she needs to be able to enroll him in school, take him to the doctor, etc. What do I need to do or what forms, if any, do I need to submit to the court for this to happen?

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Question: How do I go about getting guardianship of a minor that was put out of his home and is now living with me?

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Question: How do I obtain Guardianship of my minor cousins when mother and grandparents are deceased and fathers are not known. I live in Phoenix arizona and they reside in San Diego California?

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Question: My husband passed away three months ago. The insurance company requested me to furnish appointment of guardianship to release the benefit of my daughter (under 18) under the Group Term Life Insurance. What should I do?

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Question: what paper work do i need to give someone gaurdianship

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Question: A few years ago my husband and i went to a lawyer and went through the process of appointing a legal guardian for our children, if we should happen to pass away. We have the paperwork at home, in our safe. However, the couple we appointed at the time is not who we want now. What do we have to do to get it changed? We were told we could just write who we want now on a different piece of paper and get that notarized. Is that correct?

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Question: how do i find a lawyer to help get my grand kids from cps?

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Question: Is it possible to obtain legal guardianship of an unborn grandchild? The mother of the unborn child is my 16-year old daughter. The purpose of guardianship is to provide health insurance for the baby.

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Question: im only 15 and my parents still legally own me and i need to move out but i dont know how to. i feel if i spend another day with them something bad is gonna happen to me. help?

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Question: Although I have guardianship of my young nephew and my wife and I have established ourselves as loco parents. My sister now is in custody of him. (she established herself as a stable loving capable mother) However she has moved in a boyfriend who has established himself as "Daddy" and is now refusing to allow my wife, me nor his maternal grandmother to visit with us. Do I have any enforcible visitation rights as his guardian?

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Question: My daughter is 16 years old & is mentally handicapped. I want to get guardianship. What do I need to do first?

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Question: I am 17 and i want to move out at midnight on my 18th birthday without my parent's consent. Is that possible? and if not when exactly can i legally get out of there

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Question: im 14 yr old and both my parents do drugs and have serious achol problems they both been 2 jail for domestic violence i have a lil brothere can i take there parental rights away and give them 2 2 of your fanily memberes that can take care of us and not let them have any contact with me or my little brother and still have contact with or othere family

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Question: My daughter is being evaluated in preparation for a competency hearing. Her French husband filed for divorce three weeks ago. If she is declared incompetent, can the divorce proceed?

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Question: my daughter is somewhere in phoenix and I dont know where I live in showlow and I have her daughter,my granddaughter with me i need to get temporary guardianship of her for medical coverage to update her shots and my daughter already had two children taken by CPS where do I find the paperwork to fill out?

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Question: my boyfriends mother has had gaurdianship of our daughter for about two years. what are our rights as her parents??? also she wont even lets us be alone with her??? my fiencee and i are well established with jobs and a nice apartment. what can we do??? please help!!! thank you

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Question: How do I get proction for my grandchilden when my son girl freind can provide a home for them. Son is in jail. we have guardianship of there first child do to drug abuse by monther. She is now living with a cousin and her family along with her sister and there family in one home.

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Question: I'm wondering if a Grandparent can get guardianship of a Grandchild through the courts alone? Can the Grandparent get court papers and have the Parent sign them without the Parent going to court also?Doesn't the Grandparent and Parent need to be involved in the court process?

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Question: I LIVE IN SPOKANE AND MY PARENTS, WHO HAVE GAURDIANSHIP OF MY 9 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER, LIVE IN TUCSON AZ. I WOULD LIKE TO FILE THE REVOCATION OF GAURDIANSHIP BUT I HAVE NO MONEY AND CAN NOT GO TO ARIZONA FOR COURT. MY PARENTS HAVE HAD MY DAUGHTER FOR TWO YEARS AND I AM READY FOR HER TO COME BACK HOME TO ME......WHAT DO I DO

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Question: what can i do to get my social security card if my grandmother doesnt have legal gaurdianship over me?

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Question: my mother has guardianship of my daughter and i need to establish visitation rights for myself and my husband for our divorce

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Question: what are the steps that I need to take to terminate my childrens guardianship and return them back to my custody. And what are the steps to I need to take to open up CPS' case that have been closed to reopen them

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Question: my husband left me and my children, he is the father of our 6 yo daughter. He has been gone almost 2 months, and has not helped out financially at all. My question is, in the event of my death or incapacities, how do I grant my parents legal custody of my daughter. I am wondering if I can type a letter and have it notarized since we have not started divorce proceedings at this point in time. I just want to make sure my parents get my children in case of tragedy.

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Question: My minor grandchild's parents are willing to sign paperwork for me to become the child's guardian. I want to make sure it is done right. Do I need an attorney or can I just have the parents sign forms obtained on the internet?

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Question: I am 19 years old and I have a 13 year old sister. We have the same mother but different dads. Her dad is an alcoholic and our mom is homeless and uses drugs. I want to gain custody of my sister. My mom will probably fight me on this. How do I go about getting custody of my sister?

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Question: My In- Laws currently have custody of my nephew I want to know how I can transfer custody and how much will it cost?

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Question: im 17 years old and a few weeks ago my mother kicked me out. i had one of my friends there to witness, and her mom. now my mom is wanting me to go back, but do i have the legal right not to? its a very unstabkle home, ive been forced to live with her since my father died but now i cant take it anymore. our fights scare me and often have gotten physical since i was 14. Do i have any rights here? im not neccisarily looking into emancipation but id like to have gaurdianship switched to someone i trust.

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Question: My Gandson's mother took off when he was 3 weeks old, he resides with my son since we brought him home from the hospital.. My question is do how do I go about getting gardianship of him when my son goes into the Airforce in Feb, my son is willing to sign custody over to myself does the mother still have the right to take him since she does not come around to see my now 5 month old grandson?

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Question: I have been taking care of my two sisters for a year now. The mother and father are living together out of state. I went to court and have permanent guardianship. I was getting food stamps but the mother claimed the two girls on her case and the assistance got taken away. Can I file for child support? I am getting no help with raising these children.

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Question: I am the legal guardian of a 6 year old child,i need to know how i go about to become his permanent guardian?

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Question: My husband & I are legal guardians to a non relative child age 15. We have had him since he was 7. Mother's location not known. Father never in picture. We would like to transfer guardianship to our son & his wife. How do we proceed with this? The child was a ward of the state and we do receive cash assistance, health benefits and free lunch at his school and would like that transferred to our son as well. We do not want to incur any legal costs. Thank you.

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Question: I am a single mother of 6 children. 4 of them belong to my first husband and the baby belongs to my last husband but the next to youngest does not have any contact with her father. He does not want to have anything to do with her. I have joint legel custody of all of the other children and would like to know what my mother can do to retain that custody or have legal visitation for herself should something happen to me, and become the legal guardian of my next to youngest child since she will have no one else to turn to?

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Question: i have a son and a daughter and i would like my fiance to be their permanent guardian, when we get married does he automatically become their guardian?

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Question: COULD you please tell me the first steps in removing guardianship from the grand parents who have my son. I would appreciate this very much

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Question: My boyfriends little brother is living with us and has been for a long time since their mom got deported. We now need proof of guardianship so he can get his driver license. How do we go about getting this?

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Question: what is the name of the form that must be filled out annually by the guardian of a minor child?

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Question: Our family is relocting to another state. Our 16 year old daughter is not wanting to go and says "she refuses." We are an average American family and never had a problem with our daughter. She does well in school and my wife and I have always held very good jobs. What are her rights as a minor and ours as parents. She is claiming that if she runs away, she legally cannot be "forced" to go home.

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Question: I am a single mom of 4 children (20, 19, 13, & 10). I divorced the children's father almost 8 yrs ago. I have full sole custody, and he was granted supervised visitation 2 hrs a week. Soon after the divorce, he stopped seeing or contacting the children. He currently has 5 felony warrants in the state of AZ for drugs and such and owes large fines. He fled the state about 6 yrs ago. And has not been seen or heard from since then. I want to know what I can do in lieu of custody of my children in the event of my death. Obviously the older children are safe; however, my 2 younger children I am concerned about. They do not know him or even know what he looks like. A long time fear of mine is that he could come and take them from family and friends here. Am I able to leave them to a more capable and safe guardian? And if so, what can I do without racking up large attorney fees? Thanks so much.

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Question: Is it legal for a child to be inside of a strip club as long as their adult guardian is with them?

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Question: my sons grandma has gardianship of my son i still have my rights as a mother to legally be able to see him she cant keep him from me can she

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Question: My stepdaughter was ordered a guardian at age 18, her father. She is now 24 and wants to have that terminated. how is it done?

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Question: I live in kansas and my little sister is on phoenix. My mother and her father want to send her to live with me. I would like to know how to properly attain legal guardianship of her so that i can enroll her in school. I dont know what to do

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Question: im 14 ive been living with my grandma for 6 months. My mom does drugs and my little sister and little brother live with her and her new husband(does and sells drugs). i moved out on my own. my sister doesnt want to. now my mom is saying that she has ALL athority over me. Does she? is she still my legal gardian?

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Question: I am the legal Guardian of my 15 y/o neice who is currently pregnant. Do I need to establish guardianship of the baby?

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Question: With a legal guradianship of a minor the age of 16, who performs the home evaluation prior to the final court hearing?

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Question: Our daughter is planning to enlist in the Navy and need to know what we as the grandparents need to do to get custody of our 9 month old grandson while she is gone.My daughter is in agreement of this but need to know what we need to do legally.She will be gone at least five years. Also what is the time frame this will take to get legal custody?

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Question: What do I need to do to get guardianship of a 16 year old that lives with me but is originally from California?

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Question: I was wondering how could my 19 year old sister go about taking custody of me? im 15 years old my dads locked up and is technically now illegal and well my mom isnt financially stable and already has my 4 younger brothers and sisters from 2 different men to take care of.

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Question: I have had legal guardianship of my grandson since birth.He is now 9 years old. What rights exactly do I have with him? what rights does the biological mother and/or father have, Even though the father is not on the birth certificate.

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Question: Community Legal in Phoenix does not provide help for guardianship, custody, or parenting time cases. I desperately need a lawyer but can't afford one. How do I find one??

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Question: My sister is pregnant and she has a two minor children already that is out of the home. Her daughter has been adopted by the fathers parents an her son has been adopted by another family and she is pregnant yet again and has got into alot of trouble i want to get custody of the baby but i dont know if i should obtain Power of Attorey or should i go for Guardianship or Legal Custody I need help bad and soon!!!!!!

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Question: Hello, I am filling out an annual report of guardian for my minor niece for the first time. Is there an official form that our doctor must fill out as the doctor's report or is it simply a letter from our pediatrician reporting on my niece's current health? Thank you.

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Question: in aug. 2011 i temporarly gave my daughter to my mom and dad. No papers were signed just a verbal agreement that they would only be taking care of her until i moved back to the county they lived in and got settled. Since Jan. 2012 i have been askin for my parents to return her and they keep refusing. Now in April i recently recieved a order of temporary gaurdianship and i need to know what i can do to contest this?

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Question: How old does a child need to be to say where they would rather live?

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Question: I have permanent guardianship of my granddaughter since 2000 she is now 13. She went for her first time out of state to see her mother for 2 weeks. When the visit was almost up she sent a message that she is not sending her back and is filing some papers and states that i can call and talk to her after thats all done. What rights does she have? How do i go about having my daughter send her back home? I researched and no papers have been filed here.can she file in that state to terminate guardianship?

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Question: I need guardianship for grdkids. I don't know how to do it are where to go.

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Question: My mother was deported , i need gurdianship for my 6 year old sister so she can go to school i am 18 now can i get gurdianship or do i have to be older ?

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Question: My mother passed away about 3 years ago. When she did, my father gave my brother a verbal guardianship. They never had the papers filled out or anything, and now I have to fill out things like FAFSA and my college that I plan to attend requires proof of legal guardianship. My dad lives in a different state. Is there a way around this?

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Question: My mother lives in Phoenix and has Title 14 Guardianship of our 6 year old nephew. She wants to transfer it to us in Texas. The child's mother agrees with the plan and will give consent. I believe ARS 8-874 applies here. Where do we find the paperwork to motion for appointment of a successor and affidavit (assuming this is the correct path to take).

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Question: My husband and I gave Temp Guardianship and then Guardianship after 2 years to his mother. The years were from 2000-2004 that she had our children. Since June 2004 the children have lived with me. That was Almost 10 years ago. Almost 5 years ago she passed away. At least 7 of the 10 years she has not complied with the court yearly. I want to know since my childrens father and I consented to the guardianship in the first place. Once his mom passed,would the children fall back to us? If not I need to know what papers I should file to say I'm back and I have the children? thanks so much

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Question: What ( if any ) court papers do I need to fill out if I wish to grant custody of my daughter to my mother if anything should happen to me? Or is a handwritten notarized paper sufficient enough?

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Question: I reside in NV, but need to modify an existing permanent guardianship order in Phoenix juvenile court. I have permanent guardianship now of my two year granddaughter, won through Judge Norris. The case was ICWA, and the paternal grandmother was awarded eleven weeks visitation, and has not used one day and called three times in two years. The childs father is being released from AZDOC in October and I am frightened that the paternal grandmother will suddenly want visitation. What can I do to modify the order to require transistional visits, supervised visitation? 

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Question: My husband & I have legal guardianship of our two grandsons, aged 14 & 15. Our 14 year old has requested to live with his mother, who is also in Tucson. This will be ok with us, however we don't know exactly how to proceed. His father has physical custody,mom has joint custody. His dad has indicated that he does not want him. What is the legal proceedure to turn custody over to his mom?

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Question: Our grandchildren have been placed with us by CPS. Is it still possible for us to file for guardianship? They have different fathers. One is amenable to the child staying with us but the other is contesting the placement.

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Question: My wife's sister and husband want to relinquish their rights as parents and transfer full custody and legal guardianship to my wife and I. If both parents are consenting and sign a notarized court approved form, would we be required to announce the hearing in the local newspaper?

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Question: can a mother just write a note giving another adult temporary guardian over her 15 almost 16 year old daughter

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Question: Does Az require a Move Away Order from California to transfer or obtain Guardianship of my Granddaughter?I have full guardianship in CA for the last 4 years.

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Question: I have had legal guardianship of my grandson in Arizona since he was 15 months old. He is now 11. My husband has been given a promotion and we now have to relocate to Indiana. As legal guardian am I able to just move with him? Do I need to file paperwork? Do I need his mothers permission? She is still unable to take care of him in a stable manner. Any advice would be appreciated. Thank You

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Question: I have had sole custody of my three sons since my divorce in 2007. Their father moved away to vegas and only sees them at christmas, doesnt pay child support and only calls on their birthdays (after i send a text to remind him). I have ben remarried 2 years but my husband has been apart of their lives for four years now. Can he file to be a guardian so he has legal rights? How would we get this started and what would we need to do? Would this effect child support?

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Question: I am 19 years of age and I have a girlfriend that lives currently in mesa arizona. Although she has a guardian, can I pick her up and bring her back with me to live with me in greensboro north carolina if she leaves a note willingly at her assisted living home stating that she left with me by her own choice?

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Question: My husband and I have had our grandson since last November. My daughter doesn't make time for her son. She is willing give legal guardianship of my grandson. What do we need to do ?

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Question: My sister gave my husband and I power of attorney over her son when he was a month old because she had several outstanding warrants including one for failure to pay child support for her other two children. She turned herself in and was out in about a month she asked for baby back and complied, about a week later she was incarcerated again. We got the baby he was 3 months he will be turning 2 soon she was recently released from prison and has only had contact with him twice. She wants to take him with her but she does not have a job or her own place. What can I do to keep her from taking him.

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Question: My mother Passed away on June 28, 2013. Since then my dad has remarried and kicked my little brother out of his home he is currectly living with my older brother, my sister in law and I. We recently tried to get him registered for school but could not and had to wait on my father who is always late with things that are not pertaining to him. He also gets my brother social security he give it to him. I do not think its fair that my lil brother should have to go over my dad's house with his new wife and get his own money or any other document. Please let me know how to obtain guardianship.

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Question: My ex-wife has legal and physical custody of our daughter. She is 14 and currently staying with her uncle. I am in the military and stationed in GA. Her uncle says he plans to file for permanent guardianship. I do not want him to have it. She does not want to come live with me. Can he gain guardianship without my consent?

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