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If grandparents have co-guardianship of a minor. Does that mean that they have full custody?

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My son and his wife bascially signed over their rights in my eyes but im still not sure what the definition of co-guardianship of a minor means. The minor lives with us and we provide him with every necessity that he needs. Parents have not really had much to do with him in the short years since he was born. Went to court and the judge appointed me and my husband as co-guardians. What exactly are my legal rights as co-guardian to the minor?

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Based on the information you gave, it sounds like the grandparents are the appointed guardians of the child and thereby have full custody and control of the child.

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From what you have stated, you have an order that appoints you as guardians of the minor. i would say you have full custody.

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Under FL Stat. 744.102 the person who is delegated all the delegated rights of the ward ( child in this case) is a Guardian. Since you and your husband had been appointed “co- guardian” you both joint have full control over the child until the guardianship is terminated.
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