Q: Can grandparents file custody/visitation for a child after father got legal custody Nov.2022 from mother?
Mother turned physical and legal custody of both children to each father after being evicted from her own father's rental house. She moved out of state to live with boyfriend. Maternal Grandfather seeking custody/visitation of only one child(Girl 5) and not the other child(Boy 2). Grandparents hasn't tried to visit or talk with either child for months. When father of the older(Girl 5) got physical custody in Sept, but filed for legal custody in Nov 2022. Custody wasn't granted until late Nov 2022. Grandparents tried to keep child after father let them take her for a visit. Law enforcement was called by mother to return her child to father because custody wasn't granted legally at the time of incident. Parents has denied visitation since. Maternal grandfather has harassed father with definition of character, DFACS, downgrade for living at his fiancé. BOTH rent rooms at fiancé mother's home with children as well. Told father he won't get rights to see child after grant them custody.
A: Grandparents can file a petition for visitation and/or custody. Whether or not they are awarded the relief they are seeking would be up to the court. Should you be involved in a custody action against a grandparent, I would advise you to hire an attorney to represent you.
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