How can i get custody of a 14 year old from her aunt? I am not related but the littlw girl desperately wants to live with me. She was put in a different home beside her aunts through dss but her aunt has custody and doesn't want her to come stay with me. Im well fit and a stable home. i know her well but the only problem is that i am in a wheelchair. Would that be a set back? And if so what could i do to get her?
Criminal Defense Attorney
You are in a tough spot because D.S.S. is involved. If her current placement satisfies D.S.S. and is family, I would think that you would have a very difficult time getting custody of the 14 year old. It doesn't have anything to do with you being in a wheelchair, it's just that D.S.S. is set up to limit the amount of transitions a child goes through as much as possible and give preference to family placement. If you can contact a local attorney who is familiar with D.S.S. and family law, that would be a great place to get some advice.
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