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-Could you explain your situation a little more?Is the neighbor the same person the child wants to live with?
Right now things are very up in the air. I do not know if deceased father's siblings have any desire to have the kids, however, i do not believe so.
Yes, neighbor is the person that my niece thinks would be best for her and her brother to live with. I do not know if this is actually the case until i can get there Wednesday and access the situation for myself. My niece has indicated she does not want to live in the marital home ever again as that is where both of her parents have passed. I get it! I have been employed in a family law firm in NC for 14 years, however, laws are different everywhere and I am very uncertain as to the legalities of Indiana or what say the children may or may not have. Currently social services is involved, due to the lack of acceptable guardian. The names guardian from the 2007 will is the deceased father's brother and is incarcerated.
What a mess for these poor kids. Clearly, there are many options, however, one of paternal brothers live locally and two of maternal siblings live locally with one of those siblings being half sibling. half sibling seems to show interest and desire, however, i do not know that she is in a financial position to take this on.
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Thank you, XXXXX XXXXX appreciate your time and expertise. Certainly i do not wish to represent the estate in any fashion and he has two brother who are capable. My only concern is my sisters children. Guess we will see what happens when i arrive and talk to social workers, judge and attorney.
Again, thank you.
Yes, everyone will need to be involved, including the kids. This is a tough situation at best and cooperation among the adults will go a long way to help the trauma to the children. If the kids really want the neighbors and neighbors really want the kids then that may be the best solution but I would have someone else in charge of the finances. Also, keep in mind, the court will have jurisdiction until the kids are 18 so if things don't work out the custody can always be changed.
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