How do I go about establishing legal guardianshp for the father of my child, if he lives in another state?

I currently have physical custody of our 2 children. My ex and I have come to the agreement that our daughter can stay out with hin for school. However, he needs a notarized letter from me that I have consented to this arrangement.

Asked on July 16, 2012 under Family Law, Georgia

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

If you have a custody/guardianship agreement or order already set I would not sign and notarize anything unless ana ttorney looks at it first.  You are modifying the agreement and hence a court order.  Only a judge can modify the court order.  And you need to protect yourself and your kids.  Get help.  Good luck.

FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Rather than a notarized letter memorializing your agreement with your "ex" as to the guardianship of your daugher, I suggest that you consult with a family law attorney to have a formal guardianship drafted setting forth the terms and conditions of your agreement with respect to your daughter and have such dated and signed before a notary public.

It is best to have a person experienced in such matters draft the needed document.


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