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mmdesq, Family Law Attorney
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My 12 year old nephew will be coming from Tennessee to live

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My 12 year old nephew will be coming from Tennessee to live with me in Kansas. He turns 13 in January. I am no seeking guardianship or custody of him. I am needing to know what legal documents I will need to have so I can enroll him in school, make medical decisions, take to health and dental appointments.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  mmdesq replied 1 year ago.

Good Evening,

I will try to best answer your question.

The fastest least expensive option is for the parents to give you temporary guardianship. Which is signed and notarized by the parties. This will allow enrollment in school and handling of medical issues. The only drawback to the guardianship is that the parents can revoke it at any time. If you file for custody and obtain a court order the parents cannot change it without having to file for a modification in court that would be granted by the judge.

The customer is obviously more stable but also more expensive and time consuming.