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Am I a Guardian?

Answer these questions to find out if you are a guardian of the child.
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Are you the biological parent of the child?

  • Yes
  • No
1

Did you give birth to the child?

  • Yes
  • No
2

Is there an Order in place that says you are a guardian of the child?

  • Yes
  • No
3

Is there an Order in place that says you are not a guardian, or says the other parent is the sole guardian?

  • Yes
  • No
4

Were you married to the other parent at the time the child was born?

  • Yes
  • No
5

Did you marry the other parent after the child was born?

  • Yes
  • No
6

Were you married to the other parent before the child was born, but divorced less than 300 days before the child was born? (In other words, did the divorce happen during the pregnancy?)

  • Yes
  • No
7

Did you live together for at least 12 consecutive months, during which time the child was born?

  • Yes
  • No
8

Did you live together in an Adult Interdependent Relationship* at the time the child was born?

  • Yes
  • No
9

Did you marry or live in an Adult Interdependent Relationship after the child was born (but within 1 year of finding out about the child)?

  • Yes
  • No
10

Is there an agreement in writing with the other parent that you would be a guardian of the child?

  • Yes
  • No
11

Have you voluntarily paid money to the other parent for support for the child (i.e. above that ordered by the court) within one year of finding out about the child?

  • Yes
  • No
12

Have you voluntarily given non-financial support to the other parent for the child within one year of finding out about the child?

  • Yes
  • No
13

Have you offered to give money or other support for the child within one year of finding out about the child?

  • Yes
  • No
14

Did you give or offer any support, financial or otherwise, to the birth mother?

  • Yes
  • No
15

Did you demonstrate an intention to assume the responsibilities of a guardian in some other way within one year of finding out about the child?

  • Yes
  • No
a

You are a guardian of the child.

b

You are not a guardian of the child.

You may be able to apply to the court to be granted guardianship.

c

You may be a guardian of the child. You should talk to a lawyer

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d

You are not a guardian unless the child was born as a result of assisted conception. In that case, please talk to a lawyer to find out if you are a guardian.

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