Detroit, MI asked in Adoption, Child Custody and Family Law for Ohio

Q: I have been raising my goddaughter for 6yrs with birth mother only giving foodstamps how can i get custody?

She gives nothing else not money clothing or attention but on 1st when we go to store.

2 Lawyer Answers

Joseph Jaap

Answered
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local family law attorney to review all the facts and advise you about your options and what to do.

R. Scott Patterson

Answered
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Zanesville, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: Of course you will heed the services of an experienced, competent family law attorney. As a "legal stranger" to the child, in order to obtain custody you would have to establish to the court's satisfaction that it would be detrimental to the child to be placed with either her father or her mother. This is called parental unsuitability.

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