non parental custody

Donna - posted on 02/19/2014 ( 6 moms have responded )

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A friend is trying to sign custody of her three month old over to another friend. Do they need to go to family court or can they just right an agreement up and sign it infront of a notary? There is no father as he passed away when the mother was 2 weeks pregnant. She can't take care of the baby. What should the two friends do? They live in two different states

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♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 02/19/2014

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Ah, but do they have phones? Phone books?

This is not an internet question. Its a question for attorneys.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 02/19/2014

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They will need to check into what is legal in their states. They will need to contact attorneys in order to check into this.

"public defenders" are attorneys that contract with the courts to provide defense attorneys to those who cannot afford them in criminal matters. So, no a 'public defender' would not handle this sort of case.

FAMILY attorneys, in their own jurisdictions. Why are your 'friends' not asking?

Donna - posted on 02/19/2014

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Can they use public defenders?????and the state the mother resides in is Floida and the other friend lives in upstate new york

Sarah - posted on 02/19/2014

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They will need to talk to an attorney. Depending on what states will depend on what needs to be done. In all cases though they will need a legal document. ...which will include an attorney.

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