Q: How can one relative transfer custody of a child to another relative. Neither are the parents. Both agree.
My sister in law has custody of our Niece. Her mother lost custody due to drugs and neglect. I’d like to get custody of my niece so she could have a more stable permanent home. My sister in law and I both agree that would be best for our niece.
A: Whatever court granted custody, must approve any change in custody. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local family law attorney to review the facts and represent you.
Greetings from the North Coast. If your sister-in-law and you both agree to switch custody, file a Motion to Modify Custody and an Agreed Judgment Entry. It shouldn't be difficult and if the County has the necessary forms, you should be able to download and complete.
Cuyahoga County has forms on line, just change the County.
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