My question involves a child custody case from the State of: Indiana
Ok so back in May of this yr my oldest daughter decided to run away from her grandmothers house where her an her brother an sister have been living for the past year. She slipped out her bedroom window to come to me, telling me she can't do it anymore, she can't live there anymore. To back it up a lil more a year prior I had hit a hard spot in life an was needing helps with my 3 kids so I could straighten up an get back on my feet, so me an grandma( which is only blood to my oldest) went an got a paper notarized that she had temporary guardian ship of them. That was the only thing we did was that, notarized, never went thru courts, never when in front of a judge an there was no cps case or any type of that going on, just knew I was unstable an this was not fair to them.
Well after her running away to me I decided I was not going to send her back. Now I have all 3 of my children back but still am not completely out of the clear with the mess ups I had made. Finding out some of the things that had happen at her place,while they was there, things that where kept from me has made me honestly scared an worried, only because if something does happen to me I don't want them to go thru all that again.
Now my mother an I have talked an I in all reality would love it if my mother was able to have some type of custody if not all custody of the children. She told me I could have them still live with me an all that but she be basically the custodial person. How would we go about getting this done an is it going to cost a lot of money?
Oh the other thing you'll need to know is the father of my oldest lives an as lived for a few years in Maine yes he pays child support here an there but has never been there, like she says she knows he's her dad but she don't really know him. The father of my younger two isn't fully capable of taking care of them for a few reasons, on he has a brain enurisom, he's place isn't big enough an has other health issues. They are on the childrens birth certificates, maternity has never been established an really don't see them caring that this would happen, well I know that my youngest twos father is ok with it all. I just don't wanna see my kids have to go into the system or anything of that sort if it could be help.
Yes things are getting better but anything can happen.... please any advice or help I'm well ears