I wish to consent to a permanent guardianship order for my 16 year old son and 15 year old daughter. What are the implications?
Province/Territory relating to question: Alberta
Family services has advised me to consent, as have the children.
If you are consenting to your children becoming Crown wards then this means you are severing all legal rights to them going forward.
This should not be done until you speak to a family lawyer face to face.
You can contact the Law Society 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 free. The number is:1-800-661-1095 or 403-228-1722 in Calgary
I just wish to know what legal rights I am severing. I don't want to pay for a lawyer since I am going to consent. Can you provide a brief list of the rights I am severing?
I wasn't suggest that you pay a lawyer.
I explained how to see a lawyer for free for 1/2 hour.
You will have no rights to your children at all.
If they are going to be Crown wards it is as if you have placed them for adoption unless Family Services is agreeing to give you some rights such as access rights.
fair enough. I didn't realize it was a free consultation. I will call and get an appointment.
Do you feel we are done for now?
Great - I got 3 lawyers in my area to get a free consultation. I'm a happy camper :-)