My daughter has a son and wants to give me temporary custody. She’s going to live in another state. Do I have to go before a judge?

Question:

My daughter has a son. Wants to give temp custody to me. She’s going to live in another state. Do I have to go before a judge?

NT sure what paperwork is needed . It’s a snap decision on her part and I’m kind of lost on what to do .

Answer:

She can not just give you custody, that requires a judge and will also require notification/cooperation of the father. She can give you a notarized Power of Attorney, allowing you to authorize medical treatment.

It sounds like you and/or your daughter should seek legal counsel in your area.

Good luck!

Patrick Sampair
The Sampair Group, PLLC
623.218.1000
480.636.1333

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