How to Get Non-Parent Custody of a Child

You generally need permission from the biological parents to get custody of a child as a non-parent. If one or both parents will not give their consent, you can file a petition for custody. Be aware that courts take the parental rights of biological parents very seriously. Read our guide to learn how to get non-parent custody of a child and visitation rights.

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