Child Custody

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Question: My wife's neice has died. She has a 4 year old daughter that is staying with her great grandma. The father, the grandma and other family members are not eligible for custody. We are the only family capable of providing a bright future for the young girl. Do we have a chance at custody? Or should we just let the events take place.

Answer: You may wish to seek the advice of an attorney. You may be eligible for guardianship of the child. Go to: http://www.superiorcourt.maricopa.gov/SuperiorCourt/Self-ServiceCenter/Forms/JuvenileCases/index.asp to look at the papers and instructions to look into guardianship. An attorney would be able to tell you if you have a chance at custody.

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