My best friend might be going to do jail time and wants me to get her kids. Which I would do in a heart beat I am their god mother and have help raised them since the first one was born. She also wants me to have them if anything ever happens to her since their father is not around nor does she know where he is? He is not on the birth certificate on the kids. What do we need to do? Do we need to go court or just have paperwork done by an attorney to show children services and the court if something happens? Is there anyway her and i both can have custody together since the father has no rights?
You would need to get custody awarded to you through the court. Dad may need to be served which may need to be done by publication. Mom can consent to you having custody and that she presently is not a fit parent to have custody.
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