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Question: My Biological Sister committed suicide in Charlotte, NC and left behind a 2yr old. The father of the 2 yr old is exsisting located in Kenosha, WI as well as I in Racine, WI but he is not fit to take care of my 2 yr old niece. Being that my sister and niece both resided in NC for over 6 months I cannot petition for custody here so How do I gain custody for my niece in which I have rights to do so in charlotte, NC. I have already did a Self Serve petition but I dont know where to go from here. Please help before its too late.

Answer: This website is hosted by an Arizona organization and staffed by people knowledgeable about Arizona law.  We cannot answer a question about custody issues in North Carolina or Wisconsin.  Your best bet is to contact the North Carolina State Bar Association and inquire about hiring a lawyer there or at least consulting one.  The Bar or its charitable foundation may have legal resources that can assist you at a low cost.  I am sorry we could not be of more help.

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  • My Biological Sister committed suicide in Charlotte, NC and left behind a 2yr old. The father of the 2 yr old is exsisting located in Kenosha, WI as well as I in Racine, WI but he is not fit to take care of my 2 yr old niece. Being that my sister and niece both resided in NC for over 6 months I cannot petition for custody here so How do I gain custody for my niece in which I have rights to do so in charlotte, NC. I have already did a Self Serve petition but I dont know where to go from here. Please help before its too late.

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