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My dad is a very unstable person and has custody of my younger sister. He's a very mentally unstable person and I would like to at least get some sort of legal visitation with her. However i have to sneak to talk to her.

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Tennessee.

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Last october there was a police report files and he had to sit at the hospital with a crisis team because he got into a physical fight with his girlfriend and was walking around with a knife saying he was going to kill himself and he was supposed to do counselling and went 3 times and stopped

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Me and my father are not speaking because i can't deal with him. but me and my sister talk regularly and she has asked me to so this.

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Are you over the age of 18? Can you take custody of her or does someone have custody of you? Your sister is in danger and something has to be done right away.

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Lawyer: FamilyAttorney, Lawyer replied 11 months ago

I would like to help you but I would need more information. I am going to opt out and let another expert help you. Best of luck.

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Lawyer: Attorney2, Attorney replied 11 months ago
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I am a different Attorney and it will be my pleasure to assist you. How old is your sister? Has your father been investigated by Child Protective Services?

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