Hello, I am trying to get some help on making my brother my legal dependant, but I keep getting the run around. If there is anyone out there that can help me I would greatly appreciate it. Here's my problem. I am 26 yrs old and I am in the Military. My brother is 16yrs and he currently lives with me and my husband in Texas, and my mother lives in MIssouri. I am due to go overseas in approximately 2 - 2 1/2 months and in order for my brother to go with us he has to be my dependant. Basically, my husband and I are trying to get custody of him, but we keep getting the run around. The Military (DFAS) requires a legal document signed by a judge, my husband and I, and my mother saying that my mother gives us full custody of my brother. My problem is that I've talked to different lawyers and each one tells me something different. Some say that they think that a Management Conservativeship will safice, others say I need to get an attorney to represent us, my mother needs to just sign a wavier saying she consents to this and doesn't require a hearing, and get an attorney to represent his father, place an ad in the paper to try and notify him since no one knows where he is, and that the entire process could possibly take up to 3 months (which we just do not have), and cost about $1500. If there is anyone out there that knows what kind of inexpensive documents we can use to get this done, and can give me the information on how to obtain them, or what I can do besides/instead of that/ those process(es), or just any information to help me ease this process along I would be most gracious. I have been trying to get these documents in the works since October, yet with no luck. PLEASE HELP!!!
Thanks in advance,
Big Sister Taking on the role of mom!