Im an aunt to teen with autism. my parents had custody since she was two. my father passed away 2012, my mother last month. Jan 2013 my mother gave me temp guardianship, so did the childs biological father, my brother. the biological mother no where to be found. neither bio parent has been in her life since age 2. I reside in AL, my niece in Fl. . i have placed my niece with a caregiver so my niece can finish the school year. my questions: 1) is my temporary guardianship still legal since my mother passed away? did my brother have legal right to give me temp guardianship ( he still had parental rights)? 3) how do I get guardianship and keep her out of foster care? Id do pro se in Florida but I do not want to risk her being placed in foster care awaiting any decisions.
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