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What form do I need to gain legal guardinship of a minor in Texas? Do both parents have to consent to guardinship? What is the process to file the paperwork?
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I actually answered your question earlier - looks like your relisted.
You need to file a SUIT AFFECTING PARENT CHILD RELATIONSHIP. If this is voluntary then YES, both need to sign a waiver.



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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
Does the "SUIT AFFECTING PARENT CHILD RELATIONSHIP" have to go through a lawyer or can we handle this ourselves? We are not trying to terminate the childs Parents rights we are just trying to get custody so we can make decisions on his behalf in regards XXXXX XXXXX treatment, being able to sign school documents and such. Is the suit still the only ave. possible?
Family Lawyer: Ely, Counselor at Law replied 8 years ago
I understand. You can typically handle it yourself if you're familiar with the process. I can also help you find an attorney if you'd like. As for the petition, if you wish to go at it yourself, you may find it at nolo.com or legalzoom.com.

Best of luck in your matter. I'm here if you need any more clarification or follow up information.



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