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If a mother has legal and physical custody of a child and if she dies and leaves her child to her mother in her will can the child's father obtain custody of the baby or will her mother?

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State laws vary widely in the United States but in almost every state the biological parent has sole rights to custody of the child. If a custodial parent dies the surviving natural parent will normally be granted custody of the child unless they have already been deemed an unfit parent.

If the grandparents want custody they would need to prove in court that the surviving biological parent was unfit to take proper care of the children. The grandparents have a better chance of success if they can prove the surviving parent was not involved in the child's life and that they had a parent-child relationship with the child, took the child to normal activities such as doctors appointments or school and they cared for the child over extended periods.

That is why the US returned a little boy to his father in Cuba when his mother died while bringing him to America. This was done even though the parents were divorced and the grandparents fought to keep him in the US
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