Non-parent custody is given only in a few cases, and it goes through a specific procedure. The court only grants custody to a non-parent when it feels satisfied that the child will be happy and it is in all good interest of the kid.
There are two major ways to file for custody of a child that is biologically not yours:
- Non-parent custody
Guardianship: It means that the parents give written consent to the non-parents or the guardian and give him or her custody of their kid.
Also, one should keep in mind that any type of consent guardianship will not be possible if any of the parents disagree to give it in writing to the court.
Non-Parent Custody: In this way, the non-parent or the guardian can file an appropriate court where the child is currently residing to grant non-parent custody to you. However, it is subject to the court getting satisfied:
- That they have a long and stable relationship with the child and are in the full capability of being a substitute for the parents when it comes to taking care of the child.
- That the court has not made a custody determination within one year of the filing,
- Any of the criteria applies:
- One of the child’s legal parents is deceased.
- The child’s parents are unmarried at the time of case filing.
- The child’s parents are legally separated or are looking for divorce, and none wants to keep the kid.
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