In some cases, neither parent is able to provide for the needs of the child. Often a relative will take responsibility for the care and support of the child.
Numerous circumstances can prevent a child’s parents from caring for and having custody of the child. Medical conditions, mental illness, drug and alcohol abuse, or emotion or physical abuse an all play a role. It is important to know your options. Speak to an experienced child custody attorney as soon as possible if one or more of these circumstances is present.
If you are acting as the caregiver for a child whose parents are unable to care for the child, contact us to discuss how you can get legal and physical custody the child to enable you to make the important decisions in the child’s life. Davis Miles McGuire Gardner will work to make sure that the child’s best interests are met.