Guardianship of Minor

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Question: My mother, who lives in Wisconsin, has guardianship of her minor grandson. She has been his guardian for about 7 years (since the death of his father in 2007). The minor's biological mother is living, but her whereabouts has been unknown for the same time. My mother is currently receiving financial support from the state for the minor. My mother also has to re-apply each year to continue guardianship. My mother wants to relocate to Arizona with the minor. My question is: 1.can my mother leave the state of Wisconsin with the minor?

Answer: Your mother may need to contact the court in Wisconsin and let them know she is considering moving to Arizona with the minor. She can go on line to http://www.wicourts.gov/formdisplay/GN-3525.pdf?formNumber=GN-3525&formType=Form&formatId=2&language=en for the forms to petition change of venue due to change of residence of ward. She may also want to contact an attorney in Wisconsin and in Arizona to see what forms need to be filed in both states.

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  • My mother, who lives in Wisconsin, has guardianship of her minor grandson. She has been his guardian for about 7 years (since the death of his father in 2007). The minor's biological mother is living, but her whereabouts has been unknown for the same time. My mother is currently receiving financial support from the state for the minor. My mother also has to re-apply each year to continue guardianship. My mother wants to relocate to Arizona with the minor. My question is: 1.can my mother leave the state of Wisconsin with the minor?

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