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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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%FOLLOWUPS% In general, parents have total legal custody of children unless otherwise decreed by the court. A grandmother can only take custody of a minor child if… so ordered by the court. Here's a start CA Family Law Code 3040. (a) Custody should be granted in the following order of preference according to the best interest of the child (1) To both parents jointly the court shall consider, among other factors, which parent is more likely to allow the child frequent and continuing contact with the noncustodial parent, (2) If to neither parent, to the person or persons in whose home the child has been living in a wholesome and stable environment. (3) To any other person or persons deemed by the court to be suitable and able to provide adequate and proper care and guidance for the child. (b) choose a parenting plan that is in the best interest of the child. For more info http://www.steveshorr.com/MATTERS_CONSIDERED_IN_GRANTING_CUSTODY.htm
Answer Grandparents may seek partial custody and visitation: * If a child's parent has died, the parents or grandparents of the deceased pare…nt may get partial custody and/or visitation rights; * If a child's parents are unmarried, separated for six months or more , or have filed for divorce, the child's grandparent or great-grandparent may get partial custody and/or visitation rights; or * When the child lived with the grandparent for a year or more. A grandparent may also pursue full custody of a grandchild under certain other limited circumstances. In addition, if you have been acting in place of the child's parent, you may be able to get custody. Also, a non-parent who has acted in loco parentis (in place of the parent) may receive custody. Non-parents with in loco parentis status will generally have performed the duties that a parent usually performs - such as being the primary caretaker - for a significant period of time. Answer File a petition for guardianship in the circuit court in the county in which the child resides. The person filing must show "just cause" for the action and present documented evidence of why the biological parent(s) are unfit and should have their parental rights terminated. Please be advised that judges are very reluctant to terminate parental rights and appoint a guardian without there being substantial proof of serious neglect and/or abuse.
Can a grandmother take custody of her grandchild if the mother is unfit and the father lives is in jail going to get deported?
The court would have to award you custody.
your second cousin
tell her everything you like to do and just wait a while, things will change
Magazines say( and I believe) that a child is safest when in the presence of a grandmother.
Custody is determined by a judge. Whether or not the grandparents can get custody of a child depends on the judge and state law. In Florida, after it was establish…ed that the mother could not take care of the children, the judge would ask, "Where is the father?" He would probably have the first opportunity. HRS would also need to be involved. If those two hurdles were cleared, then it would be the grandparents could probably gain custody. Some other states follow the same procedure. Call your local child services and see.
The same as with a parent, except she should than file for support against both parents.
If Grandmother has permanent legal and physical custody of grandchild and father want the child will the courts grant it?
Depends on whether the father is a more suitable or equally suitable gaurdian for the child in the opinion of the court. If he can show that he is equally able to provide for… the needs of the child and that a change in custody would not be detrimental to the child then he can be awarded custody.
What if parent did't exist ex if the parent like mother or father sent their child before the parent mother was pregnant with them and never was pregnant and was left alone with her own grandchild?
yup that can happen by time travle. if the female was left alone with her own grandchild & never was pregnant with her child & the futune child become a parent & sent their ch…ild in the past before the parent mother was pregnant & the parent give their child to their mother before she become pregnant with them & than the parent mother never become pregnant with them & she was left alone with her non-exist child their child witch it is her grandchild & she become a grandmother with out giving birth to her child that did't exist at that time before she did't get pregnant & die never give birth to non-exist child who the grandchild parent never exist in time & it was just grandchild & the grandmother.
What if the mother dont have a home for a child her and my grandchild is just living here and there .can i get my grandchild?
You should be able to get your grandchild, because it is not good for the child to have no chance of finding friends and have a normal life, that is never something what a chi…ld should live, it is very important that you get your grandchild! Greets from Germany :)
You are a grandparent since you have not adopted the child but your role is to do what a mother does as well. The biological parents can very well have visitation. You and yo…ur grandchild are definitely a family.
Can a 16 year old father file for legal custody of his child in Ohio- The mother is also a minor or would the grandmother have to apply for custody of her grandchild?
The father can file for it himself. It's every parents right even if they are minors.
yea u can it all depends if you can prove it to the social workers