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    Can I get custody of my great nephew?

    Asked Feb 2, 2015, 11:45 AM 1 Answer
    Hi I live in Dallas, Ga! My niece and her son live with me. I need to know what can I do about her leaving him in the bed by himself and left with a friend. She didn't tell me she was going to be gone. This was on a Thursday night/Friday morning around one AM. I have spoken with her two time's. She will not tell me where she is at, or when she is coming home. Here it is Monday and she still isn't here. I haven't talked to her since five pm Saturday.

    Thanks. Just worried.

    Last edited by talaniman; Feb 2, 2015 at 03:48 PM.
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    Feb 2, 2015, 01:38 PM
    I expect you can apply for custody. You should speak with an attorney in Georgia, but in most states parents (such as your niece) are preferred, and it will take a strong showing that your great-nephew's welfare is threatened by her behavior. In this case, she left him with you, presumably a responsible adult. So it would be tough to show that this incident alone is sufficient to warrant giving you custody.
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