Use the Parental Designation and Consent to Beginning of Standby Guardianship (the Form) to designate an adult to be standby guardian of your minor child(ren) if you become mentally incapacitated, physically debilitated, or subject to an adverse immigration action.
- Mentally incapacitated: Your attending physician determines you have a mental impairment that causes a chronic and substantial inability to understand the nature and consequences of decisions about the care of your child(ren). Because of the incapacity, you cannot care for your child(ren).
- Physically debilitated: Your attending physician determines you have a physically incapacitating illness, disease, or injury that causes a chronic and substantial inability to care for your child(ren).
- Subject to an adverse immigration action: You are arrested or apprehended by law enforcement for an alleged violation of federal immigration law; detained by or in the custody of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or a federal, state, or local agency authorized by or acting on behalf of DHS; must leave the United States under an order of removal, deportation, exclusion, voluntary departure, expedited removal, or a stipulation of voluntary departure; subject to the denial, revocation, or delay of the issuance of a visa or transportation letter by the Department of State; subject to the denial, revocation, or delay of the issuance of a parole document or reentry permit by DHS; or denied admission or entry into the United States by DHS.