My mother can't fill out my forms cause she is doesn't want to do her taxes for the year they need cause it will just go to my incarcerated father. I asked the school if i can use my 'dad' hes not my biological but hes been in my life for a long time and raised me as his own however he never formally adopted me cause you know....no money. i can't get in school at all without one and my two biological parents are out the question
No, the Court will not appoint a guardian for you unless you have a mental or physical disability. I am sorry you are in this tough spot.
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If you are 18 as you say, you are an adult and you should be able to register for school. With that said, some schools refuse to do that. Your mother could give a Declaration of Guardianship to your "Dad" but that might not work, although it should.
This is a common question at this time of the year. Ask for the name and phone # of the school district attorney and give him or her a call and ask for some assistance. If that doesn't work, call the Texas Education Agency in Austin and ask for help.
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