Agreement for Custody of Child to its Grandparents is a legal document signed and executed in circumstances like the mother of a child is seriously ill and her recovery is not possible. Father of the child is unable to provide the care and support to the child due to various reasons known and unforeseen.
This document is executed between the father of the child and the grandparent to hand over the custody of the child along with the provision that the grandparent/s act as guardian of the property of the child until she attains the legal age. The simple to comprehend document has various clauses and reading them beforehand is very necessary for parity on the terms and conditions legally binding for the father of the child as well as the grandparent. Agreement for Custody of Child furthermore has provisions about the approval of the visitation of the father under the condition that the father of the child will not influence the child for whatsoever reason. Read the terms mentioned in the document carefully before signing and executing it on the date mentioned in it.
- Use Agreement for Custody of Child to hand over the custody of a child to its grandparent/s legally.
- The father of the child withholds all claims about the custody of the child upon signing and executing this agreement.
- The child attaining the legal age of 18 or marrying will release the grandparent/s from the responsibility of the custody of the child.
- Grandparent/s who undertakes the custody of the child is/are responsible for maintenance, accommodation, lodging, education, and all other pertinent expenses and responsibilities pertaining to the child.
- Signing and executing the Agreement for Custody of Child indemnifies the father from claims, actions, and demands if any towards the child and its custodial responsibilities.
The Agreement for Custody of Child is easy to prepare and execute. Begin by entering the name of the father of the child in the space provided in line 1. Mention the legal name of the father. Type a name for the child next to the name of the father. Furnish the date of the birth of the child in the requested pattern starting with day, month, and then year. Enter the legal name of the mother of the child in the space in the subsequent lines.
The last portion of the Agreement for Custody of Child has spaces for the signatures of the father and grandparent/s. The father and the grandparent/s must sign on the respective spaces to validate and execute the Agreement for Custody of Child. Please mention the date after each signature.
Text Version of this Form
Agreement for Custody of Child
____________________ (FATHER) is the father of the child _______________________ (CHILD) born on the _________ day of ______________, 20___. CHILD has for most of the time resided with her [his] grandparents. ______________________(MOTHER) the mother of CHILD, is now seriously ill and may not recover and it has been agreed that in the event of death the grandparents shall assume the care and maintenance of CHILD and take over custody, to which FATHER has agreed.
In consideration of the premises and one dollar paid by grandparents to FATHER, FATHER grants and assigns to grandparents all rights to the possession, custody, control, and care of CHILD and all the right and advantage to be derived from the custody and possession of the child until she [he] attains majority or marries under that age.
FATHER appoints grandparents to be the guardians of the personal estate of CHILD until she [he] shall attain the age of eighteen years or marries, and agrees not to revoke this appointment or appoint any other person to be the guardian of the child, and grandparents will adopt the child and covenant and agree with FATHER that until such time as the child attains the age of eighteen years or marries they will maintain, lodge, clothe, and educate CHILD to the same extent and in the same manner as if CHILD were their own lawful child, and will at their own expense provide the child with all necessaries, and will pay and discharge all debts and liabilities which the child may incur for necessaries, and will indemnify FATHER against all actions, claims, and demands. Grandparents agree that FATHER shall have access to the child at all reasonable times.
FATHER agrees not to try to use these visits for the purpose of influencing the child to leave grandparents. It is further covenanted and agreed that FATHER will not nor shall any person transfer in any way the rights of FATHER in the control and custody of the child.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have executed this Agreement on the date first above written.