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My sister wants to give me guardianship of my two nieces, is

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my sister wants to give me guardianship of my two nieces, is this something I can do ourselves or do we need to hire a lawyer
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Estate Law
Expert:  Law Educator, Esq. replied 1 year ago.
Thank you for your question. I look forward to working with you to provide you the information you are seeking for educational purposes only.
Guardianship forms that are simply signed by the parent and guardian are good for temporary guardianships of the general nature. For governmental issues, such as schools or even to place them on your health insurance, they require a court ordered guardianship.
You should use a local attorney if possible to make things go smoother, but if you cannot do so here are the Indiana forms for guardianship that need to be filed with the court to get a court ordered guardianship: https://www.kidsvoicein.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/2001-CHINS-Deskbook-Guardianship-Forms.pdf

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