Customer: I am unfortunately trying to help my sister-in-law who has no funds. She is on disability, has raised her granddaughter in her home since birth. The child's mother
is dead & my sister-in-law was granted Emergency Custody. She was helped with Kinship Center of Monterey, CA. The other grandmother is suing for joint custody
. I am trying to help her find legal support of some type due to her budget problem. Do you know of any organization she might go to for assistance?
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: Well, the other grandmother is 70 has heart problems, took her 10 minutes to get to the witness stand in court. The child is 6 yrs old. The mother was bi-polar, manic depressive. The father was a habitual criminal & they were both killed by police approx. 2 mths ago. Father had served time in prison 2x to my knowledge. They both had several outstanding warrants. That is why they were approached. (I have never had any legal issues & have mostly lived my own life with my now 84 yr old husband of 35 yrs.) My sister-in-law has been on disability for maybe 20+ yrs. She has an In-Home Support person that helps her with her daily living a few hrs most days. She is not crippled & does not use a walker.
JA: OK got it. Last thing — JustAnswer charges a fee (generally around $18) to post your type of question to Family Law
Experts (you only pay if satisfied). There are a couple customers ahead of you. Are you willing to wait a bit?
Customer: Of course. As mentioned, the child has lived in her home since birth. The other grandmother has always enjoyed free visitation
rights by mutual agreement. Since the parent's demises, things have been understandably difficult but they are still speaking if only briefly.
JA: OK. Now I'm going to take you to a page to place a secure deposit with JustAnswer. Don't worry, this chat is saved. After that, we will finish helping you.