Our 26 year old daughter lives in Ontario. We need to make her the legal guardian of her younger sister (15) so she can

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Customer: Our 26 year old daughter lives in Ontario. We need to make her the legal guardian of her younger sister (15) so she can register her for school in Ontario. My wife and I live in Texas but want our daughter to graduate from an Ontario high school. How do we go about registering that guardianship which is approved and desired by all parties?
JA: Have any guardianship papers been filed in family court?
Customer: No. Is that the first step?
JA: Do the biological parents consent to the guardianship?
Customer: Yes
JA: Anything else you want the Lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: No
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Debra, Expert

Hi! I'm Lisa and I've been an attorney for 21 years. I am happy to try to answer your questions as best I can. I understand that this can be very stressful. I will try to be as specific as possible.

Just a few things to note upfront…JustAnswer is just a legal information site.

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The easiest path towards your becoming the guardian to a child in your life is to have the parents of the child grant you guardianship. They can provide you with a written statement wherein they state that they have vested you with all of the rights, duties and privileges of a guardian over their child.

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This link has the form and additional information for you to review...

https://texaslawhelp.org/article/authorization-nonparent-care-child#toc-1

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My question was related to Family Law in Ontario, Canada.
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My apologies...I am a US attorney I will opt out you need a Canadian lawyer I am a US attorney

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Hello and Welcome to JustAnswer. My name is***** will be working on your question today and I am looking forward to our conversation.

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Please note that I am working from my computer and not actually texting. If you don’t answer back for a while I may not be online when you do but I will never desert you and will check back often. As well, as I am working from home it is possible that I will be interrupted but I will always return back as soon as I can.

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I am sorry to hear of this difficult situation.

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In most cases the school will agree to take a signed agreement between you and your adult daughter. So check that out first and if they require a court order then you will need to retain a lawyer but it won't be that expensive because you'll be able to get that order on consent.

Does that help as a starting point?

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