You and the father can sign an agreement with the aunt, that details the terms: i.e., how long it will last; what visitation you will have with your son; what rights you will have to information concerning his education, medical care, etc.; whether you will be consulted when the aunt makes decisions about his care and upbringing; whether you will be paying financial support to the aunt, etc. This agreement can be presented to the Family Court and a petition filed to turn it into a court order. Your Family Court Clerk can help you with that process. If you have difficulty discussing these issue with the aunt, or reaching a decision, you can use the help of a mediator, who can moderate the conversation, and also make sure you have covered all the bases.
This response is for general information only. There is no attorney-client relationship between the reader and the attorney answering this question. You should consult your own attorney for vital information concerning your rights and responsibilities.
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