I'm 17 years old and I moved to Florida Dec. 2005 to finish high school and go to college, but I came without my mom; she stayed in El Salvador, and I'm living with a relative. When I came here, I brought a document signed by my mom and an attorney that states that she is declaring the relative I'm living with my legal guardian, but now that I'm filling out my college applications it says that I shoud send a document from a Florida court that declares legal guardianship. The document I have was not issued by a court in Florida, and this is very important for me because that is the only way that I would be considered a Florida resident for tuition purposes. My question is, what is the process to get a Florida court document for legal guardianship for minors with my mother being outside the U.S.? I would appreciate your help.