Imagine a client who is a single parent. That parent could be a business person with significant travel duties, it could be a military service member who may be away for long periods, back again for a short leave, then gone again. The children are with a third party caregiver, but the parent doesn't want to weaken his or her parental authority by using a guardianship.
But the third party caregiver needs to have authority to enroll the children in school, sign permission slips for class trips, schedule and attend doctor, dentist or other appointments, make medical and education decisions, and so forth. How does a family lawyer accomplish this?