Can a sister who turns 18 gain custody?
Posted 06 January 2011 - 06:15 PM
Posted 07 January 2011 - 12:46 AM
I'm not aware of a law in any state that prohibits an adult from becoming a legal guardian on the basis of age alone, so I won't say that it's impossible.
However, no matter how old you are, you cannot obtain guardianship of your siblings over either parent's objections unless you can convince a court of competent jurisdiction that they are unfit parents. From what you say here, your father appears to be perfectly fit. Whether your mother's "issues" bring her fitness into question I can't say, but I can assure you that "not being the best person to live with" isn't even off the peg on the scale of bad parenting. For all I know, her problems could be stress from marital issues, and when the divorce is over she could level out and be fine.
Feel free to consult a local family law attorney to find out how Wisconsin law applies to your particular circumstances, but don't get your hopes up.
Posted 07 January 2011 - 05:55 AM
Posted 15 January 2011 - 07:42 AM
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