Writing a temporary guardianship letter for a child may be necessary when a child is traveling across borders. This form should be used voluntarily and is only valid for a specified amount of time. It is not to be used for guardians who are court-appointed and is not valid for temporary guardianship petitions.Continue Reading
Begin a temporary guardianship letter with the full name and social security number of each of the parents or guardians granting temporary guardianship. Provide the full address of the parents and the contact information for each parent.
Write the child's full name. If the child's last name is different from the guardian's name, adoption papers, a name-change document or a marriage certificate should be included to prove the relationship between the child and the parent(s). Include the full birth date of the child.
Include the full name of all temporary guardians who are caring for the child. The social security number of each guardian should be listed on the form.
Write the dates that the temporary guardian is responsible for the child. Confirm that the temporary guardian can act as the parent in terms of making decisions for the child's safety and activities. State that the temporary guardian can get medical care for the child if necessary, particularly if the parent can not be reached immediately. Include all medical information for the child, such as the name of the child's medical insurance and any medication the child is taking.
Sign the document, and include the date. Have the temporary guardian sign and date the document as well.
The Judicial Branch of California defines legal guardianship as a court order that states that someone who is not a child’s parent is responsible for taking care of the child. A legal guardian has most of the same responsibilities and rights as a parent would have.Full Answer >
Establish legal guardianship of a child by filing a petition with the court, says FindLaw. The petition should state an interest in obtaining guardianship and should be accompanied by a letter of consent from the child's parents.Full Answer >
A legal letter written for the guardianship of a grandchild must come from the court and is granted when a grandparent applies and is awarded guardianship of their grandchild, as noted by the Arizona Judicial Branch website. The "letter of guardianship" is provided by the court and grants the grandparents the legal right to make decisions on behalf of their grandchild.Full Answer >
Legal guardianship forms for children can be found for free online through many state court self-help systems or state legal services agencies, notes FindLaw. Links to those systems and forms for most states and the District of Columbia can be found on the FindLaw website.Full Answer >