Can I be a guardian for my grandchild?

Can I be a guardian for my grandchild?

Grandparents can sometimes become legal guardians of their grandchildren when the parents of the children go away. If your grandchild’s parents are still alive, either by agreement with their parents or by a court order you may be appointed guardian.

Can Grandparents take grandchildren away from parents?

Grandparents Seeking Custody of Grandchildren A grandparent must have a very strong case to succeed in taking custody of a grandchild. Grandparent custody is not the same as grandparent adoption. Even though a grandparent may gain custody of a child, the child’s parents will retain parental rights.

Who is entitled to guardianship?

A person can apply for guardianship up until a child reaches 18 years of age unless the child has married. Guardianship should not be confused with custody, which is the day-to-day care of the child. Access is the right of a child and a parent and/or guardian who do not live together to spend time together.

Does guardianship override parental rights?

The guardian must continue to serve in the role until the guardianship is terminated pursuant to a court order. So, while the parents’ rights will not be terminated by the appointment of a guardian, a guardianship can override parental rights to the extent ordered by the court.

What is a guardianship case?

Legal guardianship is a court order that says someone who is not the child’s parent is in charge of taking care of the child. They can decide where the child lives and goes to school, and they can make decisions about the child’s health care. Note: There are 2 kinds of guardianships in California.

How do you deal with an obsessive grandparent?

5 Strategies in Dealing with Difficult Grandparents

  1. Be Clear on Deal-Breakers.
  2. Be Upfront When Boundaries Are Crossed.
  3. Consider Their Perspective.
  4. Don’t Put Your Kids in the Middle.
  5. Find a Happy Medium.