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Question: My Step-Mother has brought another man into my fathers household. The man who she claimed is her friend is now more than a friend. My step-mother and this man sleep together and my father knows about it. The problem I have is this man has a 10 page criminal history and he also is an alcoholic. Him and my step-mom get drunk and take my fathers car and don't return until the next day. There are four children living there as well and hear and see this man threaten my father. There is also drugs involved. I feel like my siblings and my father are in a very dangerous situation. What can I do? Help

Answer: You may need to consult with an attorney to see if you have any rights to do anything about the situation. If your father is elderly or ill, you may want to contact the Arizona Adult Protective Services and report he is not being taken care of. The same may go for the children if they are underage. You may want to contact the Dept. of Children Services. If you are able to take care of your father and the children you may want to apply for guardianship. You can find information on guardianship at http://www.superiorcourt.maricopa.gov/superiorcourt/self-servicecenter/forms/alphalist.asp#juv

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  • My Step-Mother has brought another man into my fathers household. The man who she claimed is her friend is now more than a friend. My step-mother and this man sleep together and my father knows about it. The problem I have is this man has a 10 page criminal history and he also is an alcoholic. Him and my step-mom get drunk and take my fathers car and don't return until the next day. There are four children living there as well and hear and see this man threaten my father. There is also drugs involved. I feel like my siblings and my father are in a very dangerous situation. What can I do? Help

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