Minor Child Guardianship
You will probably require a court proceeding. The court should be concerned as to who will care for the minor and be responsible for the minor if you step down. Therefore, provisions for a successor may be a prerequisite to your resignation. The court may also wish for corroboration as to the reasons for your desire to step down from this position. You should really consult with the clerk of the court who has responsibility for the initial appointment to inquire as to procedures and requirements and also consult with a probate practitioner in your area. Caveat: guardianship is not only a complex legal matter but has critical personal implications to the child. You should exercise great care and obtain all appropriate professional advice, which might even include psychological counseling for the child.
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