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How do we get guardianship papers on our grand baby

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Ower 15 yr old daughter...
Ower 15 yr old daughter is pregnant and due in 3 months. The father is 16. Our insurance covers our daughters pregnancy but in order to cover the baby we have to be made guardians. How do we go about doing that and does his divorced parents have to be involved since he is 16. It will only be temp until they are adults. Can we complete the paper work and file through family court or law master?
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Not sure you are able to view my posts, but to answer your question it is possible to get temporary guardianship to take care of your grandchild. The mother would have to consent to the temporary guardianship petition. The father's consent would be needed only if paternity has been established. In general, in an unmarried situation the mother is considered to only have legal rights over the child. The father has no rights until paternity has been established. To start you would need to file the petition for temporary guardianship and them mom would sign the consent. Typically these forms are available at the probate court in the county where the child is a resident. Again the father nor his parents have any legal rights until the father establishes paternity.

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Thank you for your reply. I found the forms you can use here. You need to contact the court clerk to see these online forms are upto date and complete. From research you would use the infant guardianship forms.

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