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How likely is it for a grandmother to receive custody of her grandchild when the grandchild is living with her father and her mother died and she feels like the household is unfit for her?

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It depends on how truly unfit the living situation is. If you believe the child's welfare is in danger, you should have your local department of children and families initiate an investigation. There has to be clear evidence that the child is in jeopardy for him or her to get taken out of the home.
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