How can I seek guardianship of my grandchild?
He is 4 and has lived with me since he was 2 weeks old. Parents are divorced, both parents have domestic violence. Mother is in jail as we speak. Father got divorce 2 years ago and has legal custody, they went back together leaving his son with me. I pay daycare, and he has medical issues which we take care of. My son is willing to turn over guardianship because neither parent should be a parent. They have other children which they are struggling with. Father is willing to give us guardianship we have power of attorney right now. Would like to know what I need to do and for as little funds as possible. We would pay and fixed income.
Apparently Nevada has a form that allows your son to give you Temporary Guardianship that would allow you to make decisions for what they call his "estate" and for health related issues. However, this guardianship seems only to be good for a 6 month period at a time. In other words, your son would have to re-do it every 6 months. I think what you want is legal custody of the child and for that you would need to go to court to Petition for custody.
Seek advice from an attorney in your area. If you are on a fixed income you may qualify for legal services. You should also ask about any other options that would get you some income for the child. Good luck.