My parents are unfit to care for her and she is 15 years old. She wants me to have temporary custody while my parents still have legal custody so we can still recieve help money wise from social security. how do we do this?
If you are an adult, you can petition for the guardianship. You will need to prove both parents are unfit. If they agree to the guardianship, the confession that they are unfit, which will have to be expressed in the stipulation for the guardianship decree, can be phrased in a way that is not too negative. If they do not agree, both the successful proof of unfitness and the failure of that proof stand to irreparably damage the family relations. This is not very appropriate for a DIY project. An adept and experienced family law practitioner can make all the difference in the longterm for the family. Ask the attorney to advise how the guardianship can be structured to confirm legal custody to the parents, with day to day care to you.
Best wishes for a result favorable to the whole family that serves the best interests of your sister, and please remember to designate a best answer.
This answer is offered as a public service for general information only and may not be relied upon as legal advice.
Sign up to receive a 5-part series of useful information and advice about child custody law.
Years licensed, work experience, educationLegal community recognition
Peer endorsements, associations, awardsLegal thought leadership
Publications, speaking engagementsDiscipline