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How does an aunt get custody of her nephew if he is in danger?

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2015-07-16 18:29:00
2015-07-16 18:29:00

contact child protective services in you county.

In most states, the 'danger' would need to be established by appropriate authorities. Until then, the aunt would be seen- by the authorities, as well as the parents- as 'sticking her nose in where it didn't belong'. Contact local law enforcement or DSS. In cases where a minor is in a clearly dangerous family situation, they will move quickly. Having a relative express a desire to care for the child, rather than placing him in a foster home usually plays well in court, since the state isn't burdened with supporting him.

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