If my cousin asked me to take care of her child because she is too preoccupied with her own life to be a mother right now, what do I need to do as far as permanent custody?

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If my cousin asked me to take care of her child because she is too preoccupied with her own life to be a mother right now, what do I need to do as far as permanent custody?

Asked on December 5, 2012 under Family Law, Tennessee

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

You need to consult with a family law attorney to draft up a custody agreement where your cousin gives you custody of her child for a certain period of time and the authority to educate and take care of the minor. The document needs to be signed by you and the cousin before a notary.


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