My suster has 6 kids. The two oldest are from the same father. The 3rd oldest isn't. And the youngest are from my sister now current husband. He isn't the 3rd oldest father though. Ever since she got with this man back in 2012 its been problem after problem. He literally took control of the oldest as soon as he stepped foot in out house. My oldest niece was completely raised by my mother, she lived with me and my family and my mom up until last April when my sister abruptly took her after me and her had a fight about how she and that man were raising her children. Hes mean, controlling and the kids all day he's hit her before right in front of them. She denies it but all three older children all day the same story and my mom saw the bruises on her neck and face. My mother didn't report it since she was afraid of what would happen to the children.I didnt witness this since I lived in oklahoma at the time.After that incident my mother moved up here with me and brought my niece with her since she always lived and was raised by her since she was born. The kids are always filthy, have ripped clothes and the house is even worse.
If the court finds the parents to be unfit a guardianship can be ordered.
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If you keep in contact, or at least try, you may be better able to get her approval on a "temporary guardianship". It would be a good idea to find an attorney to assist you with getting a guardianship, so when the time is right, you could move quickly.
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