My question involves guardianship in the State of: California
Ok, here goes...I moved out of my mother's "house" when I was 14. She is on and off drugs, has crack heads staying on her couches, doesnt work, lives off of welfare, the little money she does get-she blows (literally), and her disgustingly dirty trailer is in a horrible neighborhood! I am now 20, single, living in a nice apartment, in the military, and very responsible. I want to fight my mother for custody/gaurdianship of my 14 year old sister. My sister's father is a joke too and doesn't have any legal rights over her-mom has 100% custody because he is worse off than her believe it or not. I am nervous about being viewed as an unsuitable gaurdian because I am unmarried. I have done plenty of research, and have completed all of the forms that I need to turn it. I just want to get some advice on how to better my chances and if I am wasting my time. My sister is failing in school, never has clean clothes, and rarely has a decent meal. This is absolutely killing me! Help!