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Q: My parents are withholding my 2 children from me with only their Father’s consent is this legal? There is no court orde

We live in Alaska. The children’s father is working on the North Slope

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Stefan Otterson
Stefan Otterson
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  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Anchorage, AK
  • Licensed in Alaska

A: A power of attorney from one parent doesn't affect the other parent's rights. You can still do anything you would do if you were dealing directly with the father instead of the grandparents. However, you need to be careful in taking children from someone who has been the primary caregiver. Whether justified or not, if you abruptly take the kids, it may generate a report to OCS. The best approach is to work with your parents so you don't have to force the issue.

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