Q: My daughter & son in law are drug addicts and alcoholics and are neglectful of their two children. CPS & 911 reports
on file in PR. Can grandparents get temporary custody while court requires rehabilitation?
We live in Wa state! Our home was the children’s home away from home before they moved from here to PR! Son in law is abusive to our daughter and has complete control over her! What can be done to protect these children?
A: Hello and thank you for using Justia. Yes the Grandparents can petitión for custody of the children if thier wellbeing is at risk. This is done by filing a petition in Family Court, notifying the Family Department, notifying the Child Protection Agency or directly with the Court.
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Given proof that the children are exposed to child neglect and dangerous or high risk situations, the children grandparents can file a complaint to the Family Department and child protection and enforcement division simultaneously followed by petition for custody of theses children to the family court, child support and every other issue related to the situation at hand in order to lookout for the benefit and the wellbeing of the children. Due to the complexity and the technical characteristic of the process it is advisable to hire legal representation
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