Q: My boyfriend and I have been together 3 years. Shortly after he got guardianship of his sisters 2 boys.
We are not married so my name is not on the paperwork, but for the better half of 3 years I have been their mom. They call me mom. I am the only one who works, he lives off the money the state provides him. I am the one who does 90% of everything for those boys. My boyfriend and I are not working and I can not stay with him but I don't want to lose my boys! Is there anything I can do?
A: Unfortunately, you currently have no legal standing in relation to those boys. If your boyfriend is unfit, you could petition to have him removed as guardian and you be appointed their guardian instead. Otherwise, if you and he separate, he would determine when and if you can continue to spend any time with them. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local family law attorney to review the situation and advise you.
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