Q: Hello, I have been taking care of my nephew, every weekend, since his birth( he is 2.5). What could I do to legally
A guardian, his mother does not work, and really does not provide for him.
A: You could bring a motion for custody as a de facto custodian, if you’ve cared for the child at least six months in the last 24 (need not be consecutive), however the statute also requires that you be the “primary” caregiver. If the child is with you on weekends and with mom during the week, it doesn’t appear that you would meet this criterion.
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