How can I get custody of my 4 underage siblings if I strongly consider their safety is at risk with my mother?

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How can I get custody of my 4 underage siblings if I strongly consider their safety is at risk with my mother?

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Asked on November 14, 2012 under Family Law, Texas

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MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

Are you of age? If so, are you able to support all four children? Will you be able to provide them financial support, a safe home and also time to aid them in their studies? These and many more questions will be asked in order for the court to determine if you are qualified to care for them though certainly a bonus for you would be that you wish to keep the siblings together and with family.  You should start by consulting with a family attorney who has had extensive experience with custody hearings involving adult siblings caring for underage siblings. This could begin by contacting the state bar and also local bar associations in family law.


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