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Question: What steps are needed to file custody of a grandchild? Both parents use drugs, do not work, and are irresponible. Where do I start? Response: You need to Petition for Guardianship of the Minor. You need to tell the Court the reason for the Guardianship just like you did in your narrative here but in detail. If your Petition is approved, you have legal custody o your grandchild.
The Petition for Guardianship must be filed at the Courthouse in the County where your grandchild current resides with his parents. The forms for applying for the Guardianship are available online. The forms have instructions on how to complete them. Read and follow the instructions very carefully. Here is the link to the forms (Establishing Guardianship / Conservatorship (Minor) Forms): http://www.mncourts.gov/default.aspx?page=513&category=167#category25
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