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How Can I Make a Relative Temporary Guardian of My Kids?

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How Can I Make a Relative Temporary Guardian of My Kids?

Making your mom temporary guardian isn't hard to do.

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Question: How Can I Make a Relative Temporary Guardian of My Kids?
Chenille asks: I'm a single mom raising two kids without the benefit of a coparent. Next month, I'm scheduled to be out of town for several days for work, and my mom has agreed to watch my kids for me. Do I need to do anything to officially make her my kids' temporary guardian?
Answer:

Technically, no. Your mom can take care of your children in your place without your having to officially make her a temporary guardian. However, there are some advantages to establishing temporary guardianship:

  • Making your mom your children's temporary guardian will prevent any potential conflicts over who is to take care of your children while you are gone.

  • Formally making her the temporary guardian will enable her to approve medical treatment, should they become ill or injured in your absence.

  • You can also set limits on how long she will be their temporary guardian.

How to Make Your Mom Temporary Guardian

  1. Print a temporary guardian form from our site.

  2. Fill it out.

  3. Have it notarized.

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