What forms do I need to obtain guardianship of a minor who is a member of my family?

Asked on November 10, 2011 under Family Law, Minnesota

Answers:

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

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

What you really need to do is to consult with an attorney in your area about filing a Petition for Legal Guardianship of the minor child.  Although you have not given the reasons why you wish to seek guardianship, the court will determine same ni the best interest of the child.  They will not do anything to the contrary of parental rights unless it is in the child's best interest. There are cetain background checks that will be performed based upon your application.  The parents can also consent to the guardianship.  I am going to give you a link to the Minnesota Courts website to help you get your bearings on the matter.  Good luck to you.

http://www.mncourts.gov/default.aspx?page=513&category=167


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