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19 yr old trying to get custody of 15yr old sister?

Is there a name for a sibling trying to get rights and custody over her sister. Our mom...is very...difficult, and im pretty sure she's bipolar. And my sister isnt happy at all, shes always making us cry and shes always saying that she doesnt care. She doesnt give us money when we need it, im always having to buy my sister clothes, or buy her food when we dont have any in the house. Is there any way that i can get custody of her and her and her dad still pay for child support?







Stacey
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Oh dear.. I am sorry about your situation. The best bit of advice I can give you is to record everything, no matter how insignificant it may seem. You and your sister should both keep as detailed of a journal as you can of what she says, what she does, and what basic needs she is being deprived of. Get a job or two if you can and save every penny you've got. If a judge is going to grant you guardianship, you have to prove that you are financially stable enough to support her and yourself. If your mom does have a mental health disorder and that can be proven, your state may have programs that can get mom the help she needs to be healthy. If you had the opportunity to help her and strengthen the family and keep it together, would that be an option you would consider? It would be a good idea to check with your local child protection agency to see what they can do to help you.


Monique M
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you would definitely need to get cps involved and as long as there isn't any grandparents trying to fight for custody then you should be good. you just need to gather and show evidence and proof that your mother isn't stable enough to take care of her. in the long shot, it may not go your way and she may need to be put in foster care. so it would be best if you get a job, your own place, a car, and show that you are the best person for your sister to live with and that you can care for her better than your mother. BEST OF LUCK TO YOU!







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