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I want my partner of 2 years to have legal custody of my four kids since their father has abandoned them, how easy is it?

we dont plan to marry soon, but i want him to have full custody like a real father, hes already named as caretaker in my life ins. policy, but want him to have legal rights while im alive

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You can make him the named guardian in your will, so if you die the court knows of your wishes. The court would normally go along with the will, unless a relative steps in to contest.

I wouldn't give joint custody to a man I wasn't married to, ever, under any circumstances. You can give him a notarized statement giving permission to pick the children up at school, take them to the doctor, etc.

Best consult with an attorney.

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You can only file for your 2 year long partner to have legal custody of your four kids if their father has abandoned them, once you get permission from the court. However, you must prove to the court that their father no longer supports them and that your partner will support them.

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I would not recommend that to anyone. Keep full custody of them by yourself. If you and this guy end up in bad terms, you never know what he'll do to your kids. Why do you feel the need to give a boyfriend custody of your children? You're not even planning to marry this guy fan you've been with him for 2 years. I don't get it.

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yes, I agree. Leave this alone, or reach into your family for shared custody rights if you feel the need for that. Two years is not enough and he does not intend to marry the mother.
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The biological father has to give up parental rights. Otherwise you can't do it.

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