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Custody of a child who will be 18 in april

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I have a seventeen year old cousin who was kicked out of the family home for wrecking  a car.  His grandparents have temporary guardianship. He will be 18 in April and wants to live with me till then. Can he legally do that?  He is being verbally abused by his grandfather and threatened with physical violence.  What steps should we take?

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20 minutes ago, Worriedcousin said:

His grandparents have temporary guardianship. He will be 18 in April and wants to live with me till then. Can he legally do that?

 

Can he?  We have no way of knowing.  May he legally do so?  If his grandparents say yes, then yes.

 

 

21 minutes ago, Worriedcousin said:

What steps should we take?

 

I'm not sure who "we" are.  You're free to ask the court to terminate the grandparents' guardianship and appoint you instead.  Consult with a local attorney.

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He can legally live anywhere his guardians say he can.  He can even move in with you without the guardians' consent until the guardians tell him to come back.  If he refuses to go back, the guardian will likely have to obtain a court order to force him back since law enforcement officers will be unlikely to get involved with a minor less that three months from attaining the age of majority.  Will the guardians go to the trouble and expense of going to court?  You know them better than we do.

 

FWIW, you might want to keep an eye on your car keys.

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