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my cousin was living on the streets. two years my grandmother

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my cousin was living on the streets. two years my grandmother found out and told me. my husband and i decided to take him in. my uncle (his father) wouldnt allow it. he had put him out of his house because he wouldnt join the gang that he belonged to. my uncle went to the police and told them he was a run-a-way. my grand mother and i took him to the Chicago police station and showed them that he wasnt a run a way just an unwanted boy. the police said that they couldn't do anything because we were not the leagle guardians. so i told my cousin to stay with my grandmother so he could continue going to his school. my husband and i began financially supporting him at that time. my grandmother is on a fixed income and cant affored to take care of him. we later found out that my uncle was getting money for the state to aid in his care. my grandmother asked him for some of it and he told her that he couldnt because he needed it to pay off his suv. my grandmonther an i bothe contacted the department of children and family services and filed a complaint with them. they begain an investagation. my uncle who was living with his girlfriend at the time temporaly moved hisself into my grandmothers house so he could say he was living there with his son. a week later he moved his son (my cousin) to his girlfriends house with him. my uncles girlfriend had two boys of her own. my ncle wasnt making much if any money. three months later my cousin was back on the streets. i didnt know where he was. a few months later my grand mother called and told me he had gotton beaten up pretty band and was in the hospital needing surgury. my cousins girlfriends mother had to authorize the surgery because she was the only one with him at the time. when it was time for his release they wouldnt release him to me or anyone else because he was a minor. so i threaten my uncle to give me guardian ship or i would have him arrested for child abandoment and neglect. so we had some documents notorized naming me and my husband as leagle guardians. but thats not enough. we are unable to get him into school, get him and ID/ drivers licence. we cant even put him on our benifits at work. we cant get his birth certifacate or social security card. everyone in the family has asked my uncle for it but he says no. he is not giving it to us and he dont want his son back. my cousin is 17 and has been out of school now for over a year. he has bee living with me and my husband sence we brought him home from the hospital. is there anyway i or my cousin can sue my uncle his fater to get the documents we need so we can get him in school. my cousin cant even get a job because he cant prove who he is.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  JD 1992 replied 4 years ago.
What kind of documents did you get signed and notarized and where did you get them?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
i went to Orion i downloaded this form {APPOINTMENT OF SHORT-TERM GUARDIAN FOR MINOR CHILD(REN) AND DURABLE HEALTHCARE POWER OF ATTORNEY} the document was filled out by me and signed by the three of us. me, my husband and my uncle.
Expert:  JD 1992 replied 4 years ago.
What you will need to do to force anything is to hire a lawyer and apply for a guardianship through the courts. That will then give you the power to do anything or get anything you need. The forms you got really don't do anything.

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