Recently my sister's son and daughter were taken away from her due to domestic violence.
the children's father is under a restraining order for violence.
I am her only sibling I do not want the kids to go into a foster home
I am in the military and also in a completely different state.
This poses a complicated situation given the differences in your location the children and I would strongly suggest you speak to an attorney in the city and state where your sister lives about how to handle this, but generally, when children are temporarily removed from their parents due to allegations of abuse or neglect, the tendency is to temporarily place them with another family member or a "kinship placement". It's not unheard of for kids to be placed with another family member in another state during the process but it tends to make the people involved a little nervous. Add in your military commitments and it could be a little complicated. But it's possible. Contact a local attorney ASAP to get specific details, each state is different with their processes.
I agree with Mr. Guten. You need to contact a qualified Family Law attorney in AK immediately. You can start your search on AVVO.com. You may want to narrow your search to those attorneys who practice both Family and Military Law. There are many issues that need to be addressed in your specific situation.
My answers are not intended as anything more than an educational response to generic questions posted on this site.
You need an attorney. If you don't have money for this contact the base legal office. They may be able to work with the Military Pro Bono Project of the American B ar Association.
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