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
- Print a temporary guardian form from our site.
- Fill it out.
- Have it notarized.