Can my mom get custody of my sisters kids?

Rhonda - posted on 03/26/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )

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Well i will put this short. My sister rarley watches her kids. Our mother is there all the time. She my mom gets paid by the state to watch her kids, which is not much! My mom spends all the money she gets on my sisters kids. Could my mom get custody of my sisters kids? We live in Michigan. Help please!

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Anne - posted on 03/30/2012

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Depending on your state's laws I think she would be able to get custody of the kids especially since she can prove your sister is an unfit parent. IF she is there all the time anyway might as well have the kids live with her. It might be wise to consult an attorney and find out what you all have to do. Most lawyers don't charge for a consultation but if they do most of the time it is very little. Good luck and I do hope your mother gets custody of the kids.

Tabitha - posted on 03/26/2012

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Unless your sister will voluntarily sign guardianship over to your mom, she would have to prove her unfit to get guardianship of them. The other thing that might work is tell your mom to stop going over there. Maybe sis is using the help as a crutch so she doesn't have to do it. If she knows mommy will come running to take care of things, why would she need to worry about it? I would also be questioning her ability to care for the kids if she just married someone that's in jail. That's not a smart decision for ANY mother. He brings nothing to the relationship except for phone calls.

Rhonda - posted on 03/26/2012

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Well when my mom is there its clean, lol my sister is lazy. My sister does not abuse them she is around them, but she always calls my mom. " can you watch the kids i hurt" she always has an excuse. She recently got married again, to someone that is in jail! So when he calls she goes running outside. They are both getting on eachothers nerves! Lol

Tabitha - posted on 03/26/2012

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It would depend on the situation. What does your sister's house look like? Is it dirty? Are the children neglected or abused when your mom isn't around? Is your sister depressed, why doesn't she watch her own children? If your sister's house is really dirty and stays dirty or her children are neglected, you mom has a chance at getting guardianship of them. But if your sister doesn't really want them, maybe she will be willing to sign temporary guardianship over to your mom. This would be easier than trying to take them.

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