Atlanta, GA asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Georgia

Q: If the grandparents have temporary guardianship of my child, can they keep me from seeing/spending time with my child?

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V. Joy Edwards
V. Joy Edwards
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  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: They may be able to if the guardianship paperwork does not make provisions for you to spend time with the child. Oftentimes, the guardianship gives the guardian full control over the child. It’s likely that you will have to file with the court to amend the guardianship to grant you parenting time, or if you’re ready, terminate the guardianship to get custody returned to you.

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

A: This really comes down to the facts of the temporary guardianship. We would need to know if there was a stipulation in it that would keep you from the child. However, since it’s temporary, you should be able to terminate it when you would like to.

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