Q: My grandson is almost 6 yrs old and his father has had little to no contact with him since he was 9 months old
Now he is asking for full custody stating unreal and outrageous claims. Can I do anything? P.S. my husband and I have pretty much raised our grandson single handed since he was brought home from the hospital. To years ago my daughter was incarcerated for almost a year and we took temporary custody of my g.s. while she was away
A: I would hire an attorney to assist. In most cases, the right of the parents trump the rights of the grandparents. You have some good facts here to argue why it’s in the best interests of your grandson to keep custody with you. But it still a tricky road ahead. Good luck.
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A: You need to get into court to request a temporary guardianship and a permanent guardianship and present the court with all of the information you have to suggest why it would not be in the best interest of your grandson to be with his father including all of the facts that you presented in your question. It is important to note that one of the ground requirements for a temporary guardianship is to have the child in your current custody so please note that if he is still in your care and custody time is of the essence. If you have further questions about the process please feel free to call my office.
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