I am starting over I guess. my grandson is now staying with friends and wants to live there permanently, age 16 yr. what do we need to do to make this a legal move for him thru his school etc. thank you donna
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nothing legal, my grandson wants to stay with friends thru his school time, the birth Mom doesn't ever help him much in life. what do we need to do to make switching his mail to new address and medical problems arrising, then what? a note from his Mom? thank you
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did you get my question, it is a little complicated
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what is required by law for my 16 year old grandson to continue staying with nice christian friends, since his Mom is not a good mother, does not help with school papers etc. doesn't cook for him, he is happier with new friends, they love him.
yes, I would appreciate that a lot. thanks
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Hello Donna how are you tonight?
So you are wondering how the current family can take over decisions such as medical decisions?
How did the current family come to have custody of the child?
yes, that is part of it, also is it time to change the boy's mail especially from his school so he gets his grades etc? the birth mom (my daughter) does not check her mail well, tosses it. drugs do bad things, we know. he does have access for health problems, could the new Mom ask for policy nos.?? or whatever so she could use if a problem arrises with the boy?
ps. at this time, full custody is with the birth Mom. should this be changed, as he has lived with them about 2 months now.
Ok. In order to be able to make those decisions you will have to have a court order showing that you have custody of the child legally. Additionally, you can seek a guardianship through the probate court that will allow you to be a legal guardian of the child, but the mother will have the opportunity to object to the guardianship.
Is your daughter willing to allow you to be a legal guardian?
do I still have contact with an attorney? I was hoping for a more direct ans. about the changing of his mail etc. thanks
I am still here. What kind of mail does he receive? You could put in a change of address form at the post office for any mail directed to him.
Are you still here?
we don't know if the Mom is willing to lose custody of him also does not speak much about problems, will we can try to haave discussion with her. are you there?
I am here.
Alot of whether or not this is a complicated process is the willingness of the daughter to allow you to be a guardian, or to consent to you taking custody.
In order to gain legal and physical custody you will have to go through the court. If you are granted legal custody you can make all the decisions with regard to the minor child.
However, you could also look into the guardianship idea.
As far as the mail problem, put in a change of address form for his mail to the new address at the post office.
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so I just get one answer? I thought it was a chat. someone said how did current family come to have custody? that was only response I got so far.
I do not know why it is not showing my answers, can you see this response?
my "answer in beginning was a question" not advice in my opinion.
yes I can see the answer. however the new family doesn't have custody. can you give an idea of what kind of form we need to make this move of my grandson's be legal as far as his school, and medically? his Mom has access for medical and it would be good if he could use that in case of illness or?/
To do the guardianship you will have to consult the probate court in your county and get the necessary forms to file for a guardianship. The court will likely require the mother to appear and give reason why she is allowing the family to have guardianship over the child.
To file for actual custody is a much more complicated process.
thank you so much, this is what I needed to know. the mother may agree to this, her interest is more in her animals than her child. sad. is this costly or do you have any idea? I really appreciate your quick response. how could I return with you if necessary? i see no names.
It really depends on the jurisdiction. Simply call and inquire about it with your probate office. Click the accept button and the chat will end. I will then schedule a follow up for future questions.
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