Lakeland, FL asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Florida

Q: Can i get power of attorney over my niece and nephews while my brother is in jail?

Sister in law had a notary send papers over to jail asking for sole custody. My brother refuses to give her full custody.

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Deborah Annette Carroll
Deborah Annette Carroll
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Lakeland, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: If your sister in law is the mother of the children, her rights as a natural guardian are superior to anyone else who is not also a natural guardian. The exception to that rule is if there is evidence of actual detriment and harm to the children by being with that natural parent.

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