If a child only needs a guardian for six months or less, the parents and guardians can sign temporary guardianship papers. This is a private agreement that does not require a judge's approval. Read on for more information about how to put an informal, temporary guardianship in place.
An informal temporary guardianship lasts for a maximum of six months. It takes effect the day that all required parties sign the document, and automatically expires six months later if no sooner date is given. If a guardianship is still needed after six months, the parties can sign another temporary guardianship agreement or they can file for permanent guardianship through the court.