Asked in Family Law and Adoption for California

Q: I have raised my grand daughter for 8 years, her mother walked off and left her. A few weeks ago my daughter took her .

Took her and refuses to let me spend much time with her at all. She's 8 confused and wants to come home. Please help

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Patricia Ann Simmons
Patricia Ann Simmons
Answered
  • Vallejo, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Unfortunately, you did not seek a guardianship for the minor when she was in your care and custody. Without Letters of Guardianship the mother had the authority to take her daughter. At this point, unless there is physical abuse of your granddaughter, there is nothing you can do at this point.l In the future, if you have your granddaughter fin your care or an extended time and if it is appropriate, you should file for guardianship. If the minor is not in your care, you cannot file for guardianship.

Tobie Brina Waxman
Tobie Brina Waxman
Answered
  • Family Law Lawyer
  • Culver City, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Grandparents can get visitation rights. http://www.courts.ca.gov/17976.htm

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