family child custody
a little over two months ago my sister and her boyfriend went homeless and they asked us to take thier three kids ages 5, 2 and 6 months they have not given us a dime and have moved from house to house he has already lost custody of two children they both finally have jobs and do not know when they will be able to get a place to live this is not the first time they have been homeless after a fight they gave us temp custody and I know that IF they get a place their home will not be the best place for the children the 6 month old came to us with a flat back of the head and the 5 year old is severly behind for children his age when it comes to academics. They have people over all the time even minors to party at their house are not worried about paying their bills thier utilities were off more times then on. They have not even called to see how their children are the 2 year old had a fever of 104 I had to take him to the hosp and say I was his mom because I did not know where they were this was before the temp custody papers. Do you think it would be worth it to go for custody if I have a case? Or should I wait for this to happen again?
2 Answers from Attorneys
Re: family child custody
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It certainly sounds like it would be worth it for the safety and welfare of the children. Unfortunately, it will probably cause great discord in your family. There is probably not enough stated to have the court terminate the parental rights of your sister and her boyfriend although they may take the children temporarily. You should meet with a family attorney and review your legal rights and options.
Scott R. Jay, Esq.
Re: family child custody
While you may not have enough for custody, you do for temporary guardianship.