Can family members get custody of a child because they do not want the child's parent to move to another state?
If the parents want to move, the girl must go with them unless she is 18. If she is old enough and responsible, some parents let their kids live with a trusted family until they finish high school - but that is totally up to the parents because they are legally responsible for their kids. Another family cannot get custody of a girl just because they don't want her to move. A judge won't take a biological daughter away from the family for a stupid reason like that. If the girl is abused, neglected or just just lives with her friends, they have a better chance of attaining custody.
If you were never married to your child's father and you have sole legal and physical custody who gets custody if you die?
I have legal custody of my cousin what is differnce between full custody and guardianship because board of social services is challenging my authority ?
Both full custody parents/guardians have say over the child. However, just because you are someones guardian does not mean that you have full custody of that child all of the time. It simply means you have say so in the childs life. This is how it was when my grandmother had full custody of me, however, my uncles were my guardians. I do not belive this particular law varies from place to place.
A responsible adult in the family should try to contact the childs social worker and express their interest in becoming the childs permanent guardian. That person would need to file a petition to be appointed the childs guardian in the probate court. That step should not be taken lightly but only if the adult wants to provide the child with a loving, stable home, financial support, address medical, emotional and education needs and step in…