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Getting a guardianship of children in another state... Should we hire an attorney?

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Old Mar 30th, 2012, 03:34 PM   #1
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My husband and I want to try to get a guardianship of our 13 year old nephew and 11 year old niece. The children are both in Delaware with their grandparents right now and my husband and I live in Mississippi. Their parents have been arrested and are going to be in jail for a while. Their grandparents aren't in the best state of health right now, so we are afraid to let the children stay with them for the long term. Is it possible to get most of the paperwork done long distance? Should we hire an attorney in Delaware, where the children have been living or in Mississippi, where my husband and I live? We are so overwhelmed and have no idea where we should even start...
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I wish to inform you that court consider best interest of child as main consideration. You can have custody of child in the absence of parents. Courts of the place where the child reside will have jurisdiction. Further, reason for child being in jail will also determine your rights to have custody of children. Once you can show that you can take care of child and that best interest of child will be met then court can permit children to come to your state.

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