gardianship

Margaretwilliams843 - posted on 03/08/2017 ( 4 moms have responded )

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my 20 year old autistic son wants to leave his dads house to live with me. I dont know if its legal for him to just leave his dad. But he says he is very unhappy and i want to help. What are my sons legal rights.

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Margaretwilliams843 - posted on 03/16/2017

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i dont know the complete situation. But i think when my son is here in a couple of weeks i will ask him some questions and take him to see someone who has the answers to our questions. He wants to start a war with his dad and i know thats a bad idea.

Sarah - posted on 03/15/2017

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Is the father the legal guardian? If your son has been declared incompetent and the father is the payee of his benefits, then you may need to help your son get a lawyer. Or, you can help him petition the court for a change of guardianship or to have a GAL appointed. If your son is not happy, then seek to change the situation legally. If your son is his own guardian, then he can leave any time he wants.

Margaretwilliams843 - posted on 03/15/2017

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my son supports his father financially, always has. he complains of mental and physical abuse. He has been in a mental hospital in the past and says he is treatend to be put back in, I dont want that for him. My son has many problems such as repetetive and non violent pysical outburst. But i believe he can overcome his disabilities to the point of having employment and possibly independent living. but his father tells him that it would be abuse to let him work my son wants to come to my town and start a newlife for himself and i want to help him. But with his father using him as a way to make a living and also holding him back from trying to acheive any kind of progress. I dont know how to really get him awayfrom his father. He makes my son collect cans and find and move scrap metal and and other things. My son really hates his living conditions. How can i help him?

Sarah - posted on 03/10/2017

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Is his father his legal guardian or is he is independent? If his dad is his legal guardian, then you need to talk to dad or get guardianship transferred to you legally. Dad can consent to him living with you and remain his guardian.

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