i need advice about getting custody of my little cousin

Kayla - posted on 07/15/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )

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okay... so i have a cousin who is in TN and i live in IN okay well she has it rought there like bad i could prove her grandmother unfit but i dont wanna go through all the court stuff is there anyway i can have her come live up here without going through the court i heard from another lawyer guy he said we just have to agree on stuff... well i tried that but her granny seriously has some issues and doesnt believe anything anyone says and there is drugs in and out of her house .....my cousin doesnt feel welcome or loved or cared about there shes 15 shes told her granny she dont wanna be there and everything else .....i could prove her unfit i know i could i just dont wanna bring my cousin into all the court stuff cause i had to go through that with my mom passing away and i know how hard and depressing that crap is.....i told her granny that all she had to do was let her come up here and i would take care of everything with the custody thing but she was all like lawyer lawyer lawyer... thing is she soesnt have money for one i know she dont so could i please get some advise from you please??

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Michelle - posted on 07/15/2012

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I would discuss it with a lawyer and see if you can come to some sort of arrangement that way. A lawyer can draw up a contract type document but it won't give you custody. It will be an agreement that the Grandmother allows her Granddaughter to reside with you. If the Grandmother is the legal guaridian at the moment she could request your cousin back at any time.

If you want to get legal custody of your cousin then you have to go through the courts.

User - posted on 07/15/2012

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well shes willing to do it but she says she dont wanna do the court thing then she says she does all i need to know is if there is any way i could get custody of her without her granny being there because i live in indiana and she lives in tennessee and shes not gonna wanna come all the way up here i just wanna know if i can do that.....

Michelle - posted on 07/15/2012

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If she's not willing to let her granddaughter go then really the only option would be to get a lawyer and go through the courts.

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