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Clare
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I am married to an American and I need to make him Legal Gaurdian

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I am married to an American and I need to make him Legal Gaurdian of my boys. (its a schooling thing)

what do I need to do?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
Thank you for your question.
y name is Clare and I will do my best to help you but I need some further information first.
How old are the children and is their biological father likely to agree?
Clare
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

The boys are 12 and 11 and their biological father has not been in their life for many years.


 


I do have passports for both children in my new married name


 

Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
So the father did not have Parental Responsibility at all?
Clare
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

No - he has not been in their life since my youngest was a few weeks old


and then he returned to South AFrica

Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
In that case since you are married the easiest way of doing this would be to sign Step Parental Responsibility agreements for both children
You can find the form here
http://www.direct.gov.uk/prod_consum_dg/groups/dg_digitalassets/@dg/@en/documents/digitalasset/dg_181743.pdf
I hope that this is of assistance - please ask if you need further details
Clare
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I am sorry but I can not properly read that link


 


please can you send it through again


 

Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi

http://www.direct.gov.uk/prod_consum_dg/groups/dg_digitalassets/@dg/@en/documents/digitalasset/dg_181743.pdf

Clare
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I do not know what I am doing wrong with my screen but the address finishes at docu....


 


could you resend the rest please, or the whole thing to [email protected]

Expert:  Clare replied 3 years ago.
Hi
I will send it in two halves - but you will need to cut and paste it back into one
http://www.direct.gov.uk/prod_consum_dg/groups/dg_digitalassets
/@dg/@en/documents/digitalasset/dg_181743.pdf

Clare