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How do I obtain guardianship of an unrelated minor child?

2 Answers. Asked on Aug 05th, 2013 on Family Law - New York
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My friend's daughter would like to move in with us. She's 15 and going into 10th grade. We have discussed it as a family and believe that it would be a good experience for her and for us. We have a teenage daughter, we can afford to support her financially, we have the space to shelter her, and we genuinely enjoy having her. We are at the point where we're ready to approach her parents with the idea. We do not believe she's in a horrible situation at home and would only do it if her parents were on-board. I would like to know what the process is, if they agree to grant us guardianship and about how long it takes. She lives in Suffolk County, NY and we live in Fairfax County, VA
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Answered on Aug 09th, 2013 at 9:17 AM

you need the opinion of a NY lawyer. I would suggest keeping it informal by drafting a trasnfer of custody paper, singed by both of her parents. That way, you always have proof why she is with you-for the schools, medical, travel, etc. i would try not to get the court involved.

William R. Pelger, Attorney Munhall, Pennsylvania 412-461-1900

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Answered on Aug 05th, 2013 at 3:50 PM

It would be a petition in Family Court with a stipulation of settlement.

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