My sister lives in Florida and has a 7 year old son. Our mother has been supporting them for both of their entire lives, but is moving here to Virgina where my wife, daughter and I live, as well as our father and other sister. She would rather "give him up" than move here or care for him alone, but I fear she wants to give me guardianship while she parties for a year, and then when she finds someone she wants to play house with, will take him back. I understand the complexity of the moral decisions involved in this, and I wouldn't want to "block" her from him in the future, BUT, accepting him into my home will be a major transition and commitment for all of us, and to have that ripped on an unpredictable whim is scary. Would pushing for full custody/more permanent rights be bette
If you do a 751 guardianship through the courts, you can set conditions on her getting him back. She wouldn't be able to just come back and take him anyway, the guardianship would have to be dissolved, you would all have to go back to court, and you could object to it being dissolved. But you will be in a stronger position to do that if you can set some conditions in the final order. So you would be wise to work with an attorney in setting up the guardianship.
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