It sounds like you just need to formalize your situation. Without a court order you have no legally enforceable rights (consent to medical treatment, enroll in school etc.) and the letters you referenced will only get you so far. At your grandbabies young age, it is likely not an issue yet, but it will be when school starts.
Give me a call or email me and we can set up an appointment to lay out a strategy about how to formalize and establish a legal relationship between you and the child.
Eaker Law Firm
Mr. Eaker is correct in that you would merely be formalizing the current situation. You need to make sure that it is done properly, and you probably want to go ahead and adopt the child. You could just change the conservatorship roles and insert yourselves as managing conservators, but one or the other needs to be done soon while everyone is still in agreement.
This answer is intended for informational and educational purposes only and should not be considered legal advice nor forming the attorney client relationship. This attorney is licensed in Texas.
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