Cleveland, GA asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Georgia

Q: I've cared for this baby girl since July 19th 2018 the day she was born.

Can her mom snatch her from me and give her to a stranger without any paper work? I've got papers for custody she signed to my mom before she had the baby bc she's on meth and didn't want dfcs involved they never had them noterized bc dfcs didn't get envolved how ever she's already signed them and they are LEAGAL documents. She's traded her for a car what can I do please tell me???

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Ellaretha Coleman
Ellaretha Coleman
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  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: That depends on what legal documents you have. We can not answer this question without knowing what documents you have. However, if the documents were not filed in a court, they likely are not enforceable. Custody and guardianship documents must be filed with a court of law to be enforceable. You should consult with an attorney to determine your options.

Homer P Jordan IV agrees with this answer

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
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  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: I agree with my colleague. We can't answer this without knowing the details of the case. You should consult with an attorney who can review the facts of the case, including the documents you referred to, and help you with the proper course of action. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558 HomerJordan.com

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