IMPORTANT: READ THIS INFORMATION SHEET BEFORE FILLING
OUT THE FOLLOWING FORMS
INFORMATION SHEET FOR
VOLUNTARY TRANSFER OF CUSTODY
WHO CAN TRANSFER CUSTODY?
Only a parent can transfer the custody of his or her child.
The custody must be transferred to a non-parent; for instance an aunt, uncle or
grandparent or non-relative.
UNDER WHAT CIRCUMSTANCES CAN THIS COURT NOT TRANSFER CUSTODY?
When there is no parent available to agree to the transfer of custody
When either parent does not want to transfer custody
When another court has granted an order of custody
When there is an open case in the court in which custody has been addressed
• Either the parent of the child OR the person accepting custody must live in Jefferson
• You must fill out the attached documents COMPLETELY and sign them before a
Notary Public (There is no one at this Court that can notarize the signatures for you)
1) Petition for Voluntary Transfer – must be filled out and signed by the parent