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Question: I was wondering how could my 19 year old sister go about taking custody of me? im 15 years old my dads locked up and is technically now illegal and well my mom isnt financially stable and already has my 4 younger brothers and sisters from 2 different men to take care of.

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To find out how the laws apply to your specific situation and to get specific advice on your situation, you may want to consult with an attorney. The following is general information about child custody in Arizona.

In Arizona, Title 25 of the Arizona Revised Statutes contain the laws about child custody. A.R.S. §25-401(B)(2) states that "A child custody proceeding is commenced in the superior court: By a person other than a parent, by filing a petition for custody of the child in the county in which the child is permanently resident or found, but only if the child is not in the physical custody of one of the child's parents."  A.R.S. § 25-415 describes custody actions by a nonparent, including what actions are taken by the person who wants custody and what the court considers when making its determination. For more detailed information about child custody and guardianship, contact an attorney.

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  • I was wondering how could my 19 year old sister go about taking custody of me? im 15 years old my dads locked up and is technically now illegal and well my mom isnt financially stable and already has my 4 younger brothers and sisters from 2 different men to take care of.

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