I received guardianship over my nephew a little of a week ago who resided in California. He is 13 years old. The dad is in a mental facility and mom is MIA. My nephew now resides with me in Texas and I was told by the judge I would need to transfer jurisdiction. The county clerk said I would need to file registration of foreign judgment. What exactly does that consist. I have the certified copies of judgment from California. What else do I need and what steps do I need to take to do so?
A guardian appointed by a foreign court to represent an incapacitated person who is residing in this Texas or intends to move to Texas may file an application with a court in the county in which the ward resides or in which it is intended that the ward will reside to have the guardianship transferred to that court. The application must have attached a certified copy of all papers of the guardianship filed and recorded in the foreign court. You should contact a probate attorney in the county where you reside in Texas.
Please note that this must be an Approved Guardianship Attorney.
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