Lawrenceville, GA asked in Family Law for Georgia

Q: Hi! My sister passed away three years ago and she left behind a precious little girl! Who is now 5 years old. Her dad is

In her life and now he is the the next person up to have my niece which our family understands. His mother now is acting weird and starting stuff with my sister of the family. There’s time where she thinks she’s replacing my sister and got offended by that when we told her that’s not right and ever since then. She now getting random messages saying me or my family is sending her. She cussed at my mom multiple times, she just making it very hard this familY and it seems like an issue every time. We only see my niece on the weekends because she stays with her dad but she actually stays with her dad’s mom. Which is why we are here. Not once he stand up to his mother now we are and I need help because now I can see my niece catching along what’s happening and we don’t need that for her. I need help please because it’s very upsetting and hurtful and I just need help getting my niece! Please help

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Alake Colwell Furlow
Alake Colwell Furlow
Answered
  • Dacula, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: It is likely the father now has sole legal and physical custody of his child, if he has legitimized. Any visitation anyone else is seeking, that the father will not voluntarily give, you must go through the Court to obtain. A judge will have to decide what, if any, to award you, if the father objects to said visitation. I would speak directly with an attorney to determine what your rights may be for some visitation or part of the child's life.

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