Bronx, NY asked in Family Law and Child Custody for New York

Q: Question Regarding Guardianship in NYS Family Court

I have a NYS Family Law question regarding Custody/Guardianship.

I currently have a court date scheduled for Guardianship of my cousin’s children who were removed from her care in June by CPS due to severe abuse & neglect along with mental illness and drug use.

The court date is set for October 10th but I’d like to know if I can have it rescheduled for a much earlier date and if I can add her son’s petition requesting me as his guardian as well.

Right now the kids are in Miami, FL as I allowed them to stay there with his grandmother for one week but she now is refusing to send them back.

The kids are scared their mother will show up and they want to ASAP.

I currently hold temporary legal guardianship of the children.

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1 Lawyer Answer
Lawrence Allen Weinreich
Lawrence Allen Weinreich
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Garden City, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: Since you have guardianship of the children you can file a writ in Family Court for their return that would get you into court much sooner. At the same time you can file for guardianship of the other child.

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