Letter of Guardianship

A guardianship letter is a legal document that allows a person to hand over their guardianship rights to a different party. In most cases, this happens where the parent of an underage child needs to transfer guardianship of the child temporarily to another person, resulting in a temporary guardianship. This can be necessary due to factors such as:

  • The original parent or guardian will be physically absent for a short period of time, such as if the parent or guardian is going on vacation or a business trip
  • The original guardian has become temporarily incapacitated or unable to care for the ward
  • The guardian is in jail or a similar situation