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Protecting Vulnerable Children: When Extended Family Steps In

by | May 11, 2024 | Guardianship


Concerned grandparents can step in and become legal guardians of their neglected grandchildren.


There’s a heartbreaking reality some families face: minor children within the extended family are at risk due to unfit parents. Substance abuse, violence, or other dangerous situations can leave these children in desperate need of intervention. When the alternative is foster care, a loving family member may take action.

In a scenario where your grandchild, niece, or nephew is on the verge of entering the foster care system due to their parents’ struggles with addiction, you naturally want to intervene. However, legal hurdles and the potential for a lengthy court battle can be daunting or even intimidating, especially if child welfare workers are being dismissive of your rights.

These cases often involve family members from different states or even different countries. This is where our firm’s specialized experience comes in. We understand the complexities of navigating interstate and international child custody contests. Each of our attorneys is licensed to practice law in Oklahoma and in Arkansas, and Aaron Bundy is also licensed to practice law in Missouri. Our law firm’s experience in interstate jurisdiction and international child custody disputes, including Hague Convention child abduction cases, is unmatched. Aaron Bundy is the region’s only fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers.

While many cases are settled out of court, some require courtroom trials. Our trial advocacy training and experience ensure that your family is prepared for any scenario.

If you’re a member of a family facing a situation where a minor child needs intervention, seeking legal guidance from a qualified law firm is crucial. Don’t let fear of a complex legal battle prevent you from taking action. The Bundy Law legal team can help you navigate this challenging situation and work towards a positive outcome for the children you love.