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Old 05-12-2011, 01:35 PM
 
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I am going out of country and need to leave my son(16) with friends- I need to give them permission if he gets sick or hurt to make all decisions while I am gone- what do I need to say?
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Old 05-12-2011, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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this is important enough to hire a lawyer for. not some strangers on the internet.
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Old 05-12-2011, 01:50 PM
 
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This should work:

Free Temporary Guardianship Form and Parental Consent Forms
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Old 05-12-2011, 02:11 PM
 
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this is important enough to hire a lawyer for. not some strangers on the internet.
a lawyer- WHY???
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Old 05-12-2011, 02:23 PM
 
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Make sure you don't make it open ended. Clearly state the dates the permission is in effect and when it expires.
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Old 05-12-2011, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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a lawyer- WHY???
Guardianship is a legal issue, not like signing over your car or something. We drew up legal papers for guardianship of our children when we were out of the country. It covered possibility of our incapacity or death.
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Old 05-12-2011, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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no kudzu is right you should go to an attorney and have them draw it up for you. There are so many legalities involved you need to make sure everything is covered.
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Old 05-12-2011, 04:38 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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I remember a recent case where a couple left their minor children with friends while they traveled out of the country. They left a medical permission paper with the friends but nothing else. They did tell them if anything happened to them they wanted the friends to raise them and as soon as they got back, they were going to name them in a new will. They died overseas and the family of the son - who was estranged from their son ( the father)- quickly came and took possession of the kids. the kids did not even know their grandparents. They had never met them while they had extensive personal relationship with the friends.

Blood won over in this case and three young kids were made to live with stranger grandparents.

I remember it was a difference in religion issue as well. The couple were dead set against their kids being taught anything to do with the grandparents' religion.

If you will be away, or even if you won't be away, you need to make LEGAL provisions for your children.
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Old 05-12-2011, 04:41 PM
 
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We traveled out of the country frequently when this would have been an issue with our kids. I called the pediatrician and asked what they needed in order to treat one of them if necessary, and what would be required by the emergency room. In both cases it was merely a "permission slip" along with our insurance info. When our eldest had an allergic reaction to a bee sting, the people he was staying with had no problem with emergency room personnel.

Guardianship was different, and set up as soon as they were born.
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Old 05-12-2011, 05:06 PM
 
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Would probably be best if you had a written Will...but if you don't.. sign a document (both parents) that states that your friends (name them) are responsible for care giving, and any decision making while you are away.
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