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Name of form that confers right of legal guardianship to a non-family member for a child

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Hello,

I am looking for the name of the form that I would need if I would like my friend to become the legal guardian of my child in the event of something happening to me. 

Say that I get arrested or get into a car accident, and that I am a single mother, and say that I would like to friend to take care of my child and not Jungendamt. I was told I would need to sign a form that would give legal rights to my friend, however I forgot the name of this form. 

Can anyone hep me with this?

Regards, 

Anita

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Say that I get arrested or get into a car accident, and that I am a single mother, and say that I would like to friend to take care of my child and not Jungendamt.

 

From the link that Luke posted:

 

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Wenn ein Kind seine Eltern verliert, ist häufig nicht klar geregelt, wer das Sorgerecht übernimmt. Üben die Eltern das gemeinsame Sorgerecht aus, bekommt beim Tod eines Elternteils der Überlebende das alleinige Sorgerecht. Das geht automatisch und das Gericht muss keinen Vormund bestellen. Das gilt auch für getrennt lebende oder geschiedene Eltern.

 

What about the father of the child? Normally the other parent would get custody.

 

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Falls eine alleinerziehende Mutter oder ein alleinerziehender Vater mit alleinigem Sorgerecht stirbt oder sich wegen Krankheit nicht mehr um das Kind kümmern kann, überträgt das Familiengericht die elterliche Sorge dem überlebenden Elternteil, obwohl es bisher kein Sorgerecht hatte. Da geschieht allerdings nur, sofern dies dem Wohl des Kindes nicht widerspricht (§ 1680 Abs. 2 BGB).

 

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I reckon the Jugendamt will screen the legal guardian: sufficient living space, child-friendly neighbourhood, stable income, no criminal record, etc.

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