I have raised my nephew since birth. He is now 14 and would like me to get legal custody of him, is this possible?
My nephew has lived with me since birth. I took full responsibility financially as well. I would like to get legal custody of him.
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Sure its possible. Get with any local family law attorney. Good luck to you.
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You can file either a petition for dependent and neglect in juvenile court or file for an adoption. I recommend you consult with a local experienced family law attorney for your best options.
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Yes. You would file the appropriate petition, likely in Juvenile Court. You'll likely want to get an attorney. The cost and amount of time will mostly depend on whether the parents are opposed, or in agreement.