Hey, Shot in the dark here. I tried googling this but I ended up more than confused than I was before I began. The basics are: My girlfriend's sister has decided to allow her daughter to reside with my girlfriend full time. I hope that came out and made sense. Anyway, my gf is wondering what steps she needs to take to make sure this is all legal, etc. She still has to enroll this girl in school (she is 13 yrs old). I told her the school might be of assistance to her as far as advice. She is wondering if she needs a lawyer and what needs to take place for her to be officially named as the guardian/conservator of this minor child. Just wondering if there are any attorneys that are on here and/or people that have went through something similiar. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!