I am a 25 year old man and father of three and I want to know what I need to do and how much it will cost to get custody of my 13 year old cousin we have his mother's consent and father will be in prison until after he becomes an adult the details are he is unhappy with mothers boyfriend and the boyfriend literally kicked him out so for his best interest we all including the Mother think it would be best for him to be with us until he is 18
You'll need to file a "Suit Affecting the Parent-Child Relationship". You'll need to get the mother's consent in writing, and you'll probably also want her to sign what's called a waiver of service. If the father is willing, he'll also need to sign a waiver of service, or you'll have to have a constable go serve him in prison. Once you jump through all these preliminary hoops, it should not be too difficult to get the order you want - obviously, if the mother agrees, and the father is in prison where he really doesn't have the ability to contest things even if he wanted to. But you'll probably need an attorney's help to navigate the procedures. Having never handled a case in Waco, though, I couldn't speculate on what the "going rate" is for this kind of a case.
Good luck and thanks for helping your cousin.
Get an attorney involved. With dad in prison and mom agreeing, this should not be too expensive.
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First file for conservatorship of the 13 year old with attached affidavit of mother's consent. It would be best to ascertain an attorney to file the Petition for Conservatorship. You can check with the clerk of the Court for the filing fees. I could not tell you the cost for an attorney, because each attorney have divergent prices.
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