How do I relinquish guardianship of a minor?

Asked over 3 years ago - Spencer, IN

I have legal guardianship of my 7 year old grandson and would like to return him to his mother. What is the easiest, legal way to do this?

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  1. Jonathan Beau Dial

    Contributor Level 9

    Answered . Hire a local attorney. The attorney should assist you in filing a petition to remove you as guardian over your grandson, and appoint the child's mother as guardian. Please note that a guardian ad litem will have to be appointed to represent the interests of your grandson, and that the court will greatly scrutinize the ability of mother to act as her child's guardian.

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