My question involves guardianship in the State of: TX and CT
My sister would like my niece to come live with me in CT until she "gets back on her feet." We're thinking 6 months to a year, maybe more.
They live in TX. My sister is the sole guardian for my niece (custodial parent). The dad is not in the picture.
What do we need to do to establish temporary guardianship? We want to be able to enroll my niece in school, put her on my health insurance, etc.
Is there a time limit for temporary guardianship before you have to do something more serious like get custody?
For that matter, what's the difference between guardianship and custody?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.