My child is going to be moving to my mom's, who lives in a different state. Details aside, (as there are no court related reasons) what paperwork do I need to fill out (and where do they need to be filed) in order to willinglly give my mom shaired custody or temperary gardianship, so she can get my child regestered in school there, get her medical care when needed, etc?
There is no one answer to this question. The best way to determine what to do here is to consult with the staff of the school you intend to enroll the children in and ask THEM what sort of paperwork they will accept.
You may be able to give your mother a power of attorney for your minor children if that is all the schools want, or you may need to petition the local Probate Court to have a formal guardianship established. If the answer the school gives you doesn't make sense, consult with an attorney in the school district and see if he/she can't help you interpret what they will want. Good luck.
In Washington, the guardianship must be commenced in the county where the ward (minor) resides. If the ward moves out of the county or state, venue for the guardianship should be transferred to the county where ward will be residing. Washington has a relatively new statute basically providing reciprocity, so that a guardianship created in Washington should be recognized in other states. However, once your child moves to the other state, you would need to take action for her new county of residence to monitor the guardianship. A less costly and quicker alternative is for you to grant to your mother a medical and financial power of attorney for your child.
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