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can my daughter of 17 years old get custody of my son she lives

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can my daughter of 17 years old get custody of my son she lives with her boyfriend and his mom
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Are there any current orders in place? And if she lives with them, but wants custody, do you mean she is ready to leave? Where would she go?





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Customer reply replied 7 years ago
my ex lost custody of my son to state and they live in FL. which is where he was taken u told me to get a motion for modification. right now he is in a shelter the CPS said i can have no contact with him in person or phone is that legal and also my 17 yr. old daughter is trying to get custody of him she lives with her boyfriend and his mom they are supporting her can she do that and would she have a better chance since she lives in FL. also
Family Lawyer: Ely, Counselor at Law replied 7 years ago
Hang on...your 17 year old daughter is trying to get custody of your son/her brother?
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Customer reply replied 7 years ago
yes and right now she told me that they are doing a bk ground check on ev1 and then in home check
Family Lawyer: Ely, Counselor at Law replied 7 years ago
The Court decides on custody based on the rule of thumb of "best interest of the child." This includes, but is not limited to, general stability of the parent, financial stability, indoctrination of the child in the current school and environment, household condition and living condition of the child, other persons living in the house, etc.

However, it is UNLIKELY that the Court will assign custody to a 17 year old. It is more likely that if no ADULT guardian is available or all are ruled out, the child would be put into foster care.

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Customer reply replied 7 years ago
right now he is in shelter and the CPS said i can not have any kind of contact with him cause she thinks i'm under the influence when the night b4 i talked to her and she said she would put me on visitors list i have been talking to him on phone but now i have NO CONTACT how do i go about trying to talk or see him
Family Lawyer: Ely, Counselor at Law replied 7 years ago
Like I described before - A Motion for Modification.

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