Dear Sir/Madam,Because of their personal reasons, my son and daughter-in-law want my wife and me to raise and tutor their 12-year-old child, who is my grandchild, and who is currently a 6th grader at a public school. So, what application form do they and I fill in, and where do we submit the application? In other words, how can we become our grandchild's guardian, how long does it take the process to complete, and how much is the applicable fees?Your help is greatly appreciated.Respectfully Yours,Hai Luu
State/Country relating to question: Texas
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You have your son and his wife complete a petition to appoint you and your wife as temporary guardian.
http://www.courts.state.co.us/Self_Help/Forms/PDF/jdf823.pdf This site explains how to complete the petition and have it filed with the court in the county where the child lives. Since it is an agreed petition it should be granted so it would be an hour or less at the court to get the order signed. The cost for filing and notice if you do this yourself should be less than $500 total.
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Honorable Shelley ________,
Thank you so much for your prompt and helpful assistance.
The internet link [website] you give me leads to the State of Colorado, and NOT Texas.
I would be very thankful if you would please give me the correct link [website].
There are no free TX forms online because the TX courts do not have a standard form. You can create one from the template from CO just insert TX and the proper court name. Or you can get some online sites that prepare legal forms, legalzoom.com, etc, to prepare it for you usually for less than $50.
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