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I am looking after my 16 year old Granddaughter in British

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I am looking after my 16 year old Granddaughter in British Columbia. Her parents are around but not always available. Recently issues have arisen with regards XXXXX XXXXX applying for her driver's license and traveling out of the country with other family members. Should i apply for legal guardianship as there will be other matters as she gets older.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Canada Law
Expert:  Legal Ease replied 5 years ago.
Would the parents agree?

And would they agree for her to leave the country?

Customer: replied 5 years ago.

Yes I believe the parents will agree.


Yes they already give permission for her to leave the country, it is just for vacations.

Expert:  Legal Ease replied 5 years ago.
Then you can get an Order appointing you guardian, on consent.

It will not be very complicated nor very costly.

While it's best to retain a lawyer to do this for you as it will be on consent you don't need a very experienced lawyer to do this. If you see a junior lawyer the fees will be much less.

You can contact the BC Branch of the Canadian Bar Association and use their Lawyer Referral Service. You will be given the name of a lawyer and can consult with the lawyer and the first half hour will be $25.

The number is:

604.687.3221 or 1.800.663.1919.
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