i live in charlotte county florida do i have to have an attorney to file for adoption or custody? i cannot afford an attorney and legal aid will not help because im not related. i have to small children who the parents gave me a letter with temp custody parents are in jail for drugs. they are not related but have no relitave to take them . and if i file through welfare thet said they only thing they could do was take the chidren to foster care and do not want that i love these kids the 2 year old calls me mom what can i do
1 Answer from Attorneys
Do not leave the children with the State they will take them from you. For sure you need an attorney. Contact my office.