Parenthood Toolkit: Grandparent and Relative Forms

When you are ready for file in court for grandparents' or relatives' rights, you will need to fill out all the following forms:

  • Complaint: This document asks the court to establish visitation (parenting time).
  • Grandparent Caretaker Affidavit: This form asks the court to name the grandparent as a caretaker for the child, in place of the parent.
  • Power of Attorney for Grandparent: This form asks the court to name the grandparent as Power of Attorney for the child, in place of the parent.
  • Income Affidavit: This document is often required with new filings. It tells the court about your income.
  • Poverty Affidavit: This document asks the court to waive your filing fees based on your low-income status.
  • Service document: This document is required for new and reopened cases. It notifies the other parent that you have filed something in court regarding your child.

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