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My daughter is 17 and lives with my ex-wifes partner since

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My daughter is 17 and lives with my ex-wifes partner since her death in August 2014. This is an amicable agreement but he says he needs some temporary or permanent guardianship. Can this be done via a private agreement or does it need to be approved by the court?
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My name is Clare
I will do my best to help you but I need some further information first.
When will your daughter turn 18?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

My daughter will be 18 on the 3rd February 2016.


In that case there is no Court application that can be made in ant event.
It is your daughter's choice where she lives - and indeed what choices she makes.
A simple letter confirming your agreement to her living with her "step father" will suffice.
I hope that this is of assistance - please ask if you need further details
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