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My brother and s girlfriend are unwed and have a child

My brother and his girlfriend are unwed and have a child together. Lately they have been having some domestic issues (verbal not physical) and the girlfriend keeps threatening to leave. This is all well and good, can't make them stay together if it's not working, but the ONLY other place she has to go is her parents' house. These people have had CPS called on them several times because they beat the children currently living with them. I fear for my nephew's safety when he's there and the thought of that being his permanent home makes me ill. If the girlfriend decides to move into that house is there anything I can do to get my nephew away from her?

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I have a two year old grandson I buy all s clothes,diapers,

I have a two year old grandson for who I buy all his clothes,diapers, and food and take him to his wic and Dr visits and his mom is on drugs and I have always taken care of him my husband and son got in an argument now he won't let me see him and he has no where to stay and the baby's mom stays in a drug house what can I do to get custody or partial custody of Ian

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How can I file emergency custody in Texas? I

How can I file for temporary emergency custody in Texas? I am trying to do this on my own because I cannot afford an attorney right now. A little back story on my case I was divorced 7 years ago and my ex-husband and I share a daughter. He very back handedly divorced me and I wasn't even served or notified of the court proceedings. So in 2014 my ex got his 3rd DUI and I went to court on an emergency basis in Colorado. We were divorced in Texas and he and my child have lived in Colorado for 7 years so we filed in Colorado thinking it would have jurisdiction because of the home state rule. Judge said she did not have jurisdiction to make a ruling over the case. At that time I tried pursuing the case but he has a lot more money than I do to keep dragging court out. So now just about 3.5 weeks ago my ex was involved in an altercation that resulted in him getting a brain injury. He is currently in a rehab facility for brain injuries for an undefined amount of time. He has no control of his emotions and is very angry. He has damage to his frontal lobe as well as around the side and into the back of his brain. I have no medical records to prove that he is in the state he is in. I do know the name of the hospital and I am waiting for the police reports to be filed so I can get copies. So I went to Colorado and picked up my daughter and brought her back to Texas, she was staying with his parents in Colorado. We have joint custody. I have no criminal record and have 5 other children 2 of my own and 3 step-daughters that my current husband and I have full custody of. The only thing that I have against me is I am behind on child support and I don't have near the money that my ex's family does. I have called all the probono attorneys that I found and none of them are accepting family law cases. I am at a loss as to where to start. I have looked up the family law codes and it seems very grey as to what state has jurisdiction. So I decided to try and fight in Texas. I need to know where I should start and what I need to file.

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My ex has a daughter with his new wife, he and I have two children

My ex has a daughter with his new wife, he and I have two children together as well. Since she was born they have lived with me and my family and even when they weren't staying with us they continued to allow their daughter to live at my house. I have been raising her myself and supporting her financially her entire life and for the past 2 years it has been constant and she has spent no more than one day a week out of my home and some weeks none at all. Do I have any chance on gaining custody of this child? I don't want support in anyway from the government or the parents and I think dhr may be gonna take custody away from the parents anyway. Can I petition the court for custody even though I'm not blood related but my two children are and they have already been raised together? The only other person I think would try to get custody is the mothers mom and she has illegally been claiming the child on income tax and food stamps for her entire life. Any advice would be appreciated, I don't have a lot of money to hire a good lawyer and I feel like it would be a huge mistake for the grandmother on the mothers side to gain custody, not only because of the fraud but also because her husband openly admitted that he smokes pot and that too is illegal.

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My grandson's mother has full custody and she is a single parent.

My grandson's mother has full custody and she is a single parent. They were never married. My son lost any custody during their initial split when she charged him with stalking, pulled a restraining order and claimed he violated it. He was jailed. He was following her around, desperate about the 6 month old baby's welfare. She wanted full custody to get more welfare, housing assistance and the like. She is bi-polar , refuses meds for this disorder. She is alcohol and drug dependent also. He is sober and clean but unemployed. She has been in 8 different rehab/detox facilities this past year. Last time she saw my grandson, she overdosed in front of him (he is 5), was taken away and had made no contact with us or him since Labor Day. My son takes him every other weekend. My grandson (Teddy) lives mainly with my husband and myself and visits his other grandparents when attending preschool on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. He stays over their house on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and then we pick him up again. We made this arrangement so as not to disrupt him from the school he already attended at the start of this mess. Mother of child did send a notarized caretaker affidavit to me and my husband but that expired 12/20/2015. Supposidely, she has been sober and clean since Labor Day.She currently resides in a homeless house in Vermont, works 30 hours a week at a Walmart up there and plans to come and take Teddy away with her "soon". This was learned via a conversation with the other grandparents. We are frantic, Teddy has told us he does not want to be with "Mommy" and wants to live with us. Do we have any recourse ? Does this meet the requirement in Ma. for child abandonment ?

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My son's ex girlfriend had a baby that we believe is our sons

My son's ex girlfriend had a baby that we believe is our sons we have proof that the mother also believes the baby is my son's but she put another guy's name on the baby's birth certificate. I tried to contact her and she would not speak to me so I left her along for about 6 weeks then she ended up moving in with me. I have pictures of our grandson and lots of messages between the two of us that say she believes that the baby is my son's child. Then she moved away back to the other guy and broke contact. How do I go about getting a legal DNA test ordered so we can take her to court for visitation rights.

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With sufficient evidence of the detriment currently taking

With sufficient evidence of the detriment currently taking place, how difficult would it be to gain custody of my half-sister from our biological mother?

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RobertJDFL

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Greetings, I have a female family member who is in an

Greetings, I have a female family member who is in an abusive relationship. She recently had to call the police on the boyfriend and move out of the apartment. The boyfriend's family members are threatening to take the baby because they don't feel she'scapable of caring for her on her own. I know this isn't as easy as they are making it because I'm sure family services would have to get involved first if it came to questionable care issues. But for her peace of mind I would like to know the legal groundsit would take for them to pull something like that off like that. Thank you

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I'm looking into giving my mom joint custody of my children

I'm looking into giving my mom joint custody of my children for the sole purpose of keeping them in the same school. they live with me she provides them daycare everyday and takes them to school. I had to move out of county bc they tore down my house and I couldn't afford housing , I'm actively searching for property in the school district but they only gave me a few weeks ( until Nov 1st) to come up with something before they have to leave the school. I figured joint custody with my mom b/c she's in the district would work , we have a great relationship

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