Temporary guardianship comes into effect on the date on which all parties must sign the document and automatically expires six months after that date if no date is specified. If guardianship is still required after six months, the parties may sign another temporary guardianship agreement or apply for permanent guardianship by the court. If all of the above mentions apply, you may be able to avoid a court order and obtain temporary guardianship. A temporary guardianship agreement is a private agreement that does not require the consent of a judge. While it is possible to represent themselves in court if they wish to be appointed as legal guardian of the rights of the child, working with a family lawyer can ensure that you do not miss important steps in the process. Our law firm has been supporting families in Northern Virginia since 2001 in guardianship cases and we strive to achieve the best possible outcome for the child, parents and guardian. Undisputed guardianship cases mean that all living natural parents support the appointment of a legal guardian for their child. If the natural parents do not give their consent, there may be additional hearings and actions in the trial. Please contact a family lawyer to understand the steps of a litigious guardianship case. The adoption of pre-legal guardianship for a minor child whose parents live abroad is not an unusual scenario here in Virginia. The Court`s documents and procedure are about the same.
However, in your petition and in agreement with the natural parents, you must look specifically at the circumstances in the country of residence of the parents who make the minor child unsafe or unfit to live there. You may also need to present additional documents, as requested by the court. In most cases of pre-legal guardianship, the natural parents of a minor child choose the legal guardian (s) to ensure continuity of custody and security of the child if he is unable to do so himself. Some common reasons why a legal guardian must intervene are: while you may attempt to become the legal guardian of an adult child or parent unable to act or unable to make legal decisions for himself, this position focuses on the guardianship process of a minor child.