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How do I give custody of my son to my sister in case my husband and I died?

I am trying to find some sample letter or template that i can put together giving my sister custody of my son in case my husband and I died. We are going on a trip for a week out of the country away from my son for the first time and we want to be responsible and put together an emergency plan in a worse case scenario. Can anyone help me?
Thanks a bunch!

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dantolini21

Asked by dantolini21 at 4:27 PM on Aug. 12, 2010 in General Parenting

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Answers (12)
  • make a will and put it in there
    britme1027

    Answer by britme1027 at 4:28 PM on Aug. 12, 2010

  • Make a will.
    RoostersMom4

    Answer by RoostersMom4 at 4:28 PM on Aug. 12, 2010

  • I'm pretty sure the only way you can legally do that is to have a will made.
    HotMama330

    Answer by HotMama330 at 4:29 PM on Aug. 12, 2010

  • I agree. Put it in your Will.
    JazzlikeMraz

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 4:29 PM on Aug. 12, 2010

  • Write a will and have it Notarized or see an attorney who can write up legal papers.
    gertie41

    Answer by gertie41 at 4:29 PM on Aug. 12, 2010

  • Best thing to do is make a will out. If it is not legal she might not get the child.
    louise2

    Answer by louise2 at 4:30 PM on Aug. 12, 2010

  • I agree. I work for a estate planning lawyer. Find one and go make a will. It shouldn't cost much or take too long to have it done. My lawyer is also a Notary.
    BradenIsMySon

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 4:31 PM on Aug. 12, 2010

  • You need to go through a lawyer and make a will...Also you need to give your sister a power of attorney in case your son needs treatment or something while you're gone, a lawyer will help you. Both you and your husband need to be present when making the will.
    bumblebeestingu

    Answer by bumblebeestingu at 4:31 PM on Aug. 12, 2010

  • You can download, print, fill out, and have notarized the documents necessary. You do not need a lawyer, etc. There are couple of websites that have them available for you, and give insights into state laws... Just google it.

    I had to change my Medical Power of Attorney last week, after I realized that by default my parents would be asked to make decisions in event of an accident, and my SO would not be permitted in the ER or anywhere else without this document, and since HE is the one I want making those decisions for me, I gave him my power of attorney.
    ObbyDobbie

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 4:32 PM on Aug. 12, 2010

  • Will
    mommy_of_two388

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 4:32 PM on Aug. 12, 2010

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