i was wondering how easy it would to be to get custody of my niece, my sister is an unfit mother, she let her child go to school with lice, it is so bad my niece's head is infected!! my niece's father i know would fight me, he doesnt come around all that much, sometimes not at all, there has been times he hasnt seen her for months or years.... if i called child welfare would my niece be taken off of my sister and given to the father or would they take my niece from both and give her to me? i would love to get custody of her but im not sure if its the best thing. and what would be involved if i decided to take them to court and have both parents found unfit??