Where can you find free downloads of child custody papers to use in the case of parental death?


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FindLaw.com provides free child custody forms and documents available for download, listed by state. Custody forms vary according to state laws and specific situations, and not all states make forms available online.

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The non-custodial parent of the child can be awarded custody in cases of death when paternity has been proved and acknowledged in a court of law, according to About.com. However, the court may choose to give custody to the state or another loved one even when paternity is proven and acknowledged. Because custody laws vary from state to state, an individual interested in gaining custody of a child whose custodial parent has died should contact a lawyer in his state for the best advice regarding a course of action.

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