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Question: My mom's 3rd husband is calling and demanding visitation. He abuses my mom and she worships him. Last time I heard from my mom she disowned me and my family for wanting to just see her.Her husband is now calling every couple days threatening and harrassing us. He says that he just paid $100,000 on a house so he should have no problem suing us for visitation. I am afraid he has an inappropriate interest in my daughter. They've only seen her 2x's in her life, btw & my mom never even held her. They are both drug addicts & now they have the money & time to come after us. Any advice would be great!
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Question: My father has turned my girlfriend in to DHR on suspicision of child abuse of my son. I am a single parent with full custody of my son. My girlfriend lives out of state. My father has threatened to file for temporary custody unless I allow my son to stay with him until the case is closed. I do not have the funds to fight my father in court and felt I had no other choice. My son has been with my father for three nights now. I want to take him back home with me but does my father have the ability to take temporary custody and if so do I need a lawyer to deny him this?
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Question: I want to file for grandparents rights for my two grandkids. what papers do i need to file and can i do it myseld because I do have a limited income
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Question: my husband and i are married,my parents are threatening me with a law suit for visitation when i have never withheld it before. i have been threatened by my brother who lives with them and dont want her alone with them what are my legal rights in arizona
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Question: fmla for granchild with costidy
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Question: What is the process i need to take to get visitation with my grandson. What papers do i need to file? Do i need a lawyer?
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Question: how can a disabled person with limited income obtain legal counsel to visit his/her grandchild (raised by grandparents since birth)
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Question: how old is a child before he or she can speak for themselves about who they want and don't want to visit
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Question: My son and both jail, the maternal grandmother was given custody of their two children by CPS. do I as the paternal grandmother have the right to file for custody? if so, what are my chances of getting custody?
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Question: My daughter's grandmother was granted visitation for 1 sunday a month, due to recent occurances, her father and i are wanting to go back to court and ask the judge to revoke her visitation rights. What do we need to file to get the correct hearing?
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Question: What are grandparents rights?
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Question: My daughter recently lost custody of her daughter to the father. I have lived w/my daughter and granddaughter most of my granddaughter's life. Currently my daughter is on supervised visits and I, nor my granddaughter's siblings get see her but about 2 hours a month. Until my daughter has completed her court orders to receive unsupervised visits, do I or my daughter's other 3 children have any rights with my granddaughter that was given to her father?
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Question: My niece used drugs in the past, paid for her crimes with a jail time. Upon release she regained custody of her two boys. She cleaned up/turned her life around. She remarried and had a third child. Her mother having had the boys during her jail stay became too attached/ makes up complaints abuse even puts things in the boys. She speaks ill of my niece to the boys trying to make them resent their mother. The boys 5/7 want to be with their mom & brother. The grandmother claims abuse but only wants the two older children. She says she has grandparent rights forcing my niece to comply with her every wish. Does my niece have to let the grandmother continue to see the kids? It is causing the boys much confusion.
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Question: My daughter is addicted to methap[hedomine and has temporaroly signed rights to me twice in the last 8 years ive had physical custody of my grandson. ive had him since age two hes now 10 and she wont give a notorized temp guardianship therefore i cant enroll him in wschool, cant obtain propper housing ,fiancial help ex... how do afford this im a widowed granmother with limited financial income but know that i provide much safer and loving atmospere than my daughter who basically abbandond my grandson what are my legal rights??? am I entiteled to help?? I want to retain custody of my Grandson .
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Question: How do I get proction for my grandchilden when my son girl freind can provide a home for them. Son is in jail. we have guardianship of there first child do to drug abuse by monther. She is now living with a cousin and her family along with her sister and there family in one home.
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Question: My son past away, I've cared for my grandaughter who is 18months for the past 8 mths. The living parent does not want to allow me time with my grandaughter, do I have rights?
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Question: What are my rights as a grandparent to see my grandchildren that are being kept from us by their parents.
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Question: I am not married to the father of my child do his parents get granparent rights to see the child.
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Question: My grandparents want to adopt me. I have lived with my grandparents in their house since I was 2. My mom recently remarried and I have not live with her from last july. She wants to move to another state. I feel my granparents are my parents. Can she force me to leave.
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Question: i have lived with my grandparents since i was 13. The reason of that is because my dad was abusive so they took me out of his house and put me with my grandparents. I am now 16 and want my licsense but my dad still has all of his parental rights. I want to know if i can take all his custody over me away from him. my grandpa is too scared to go to court against him..is there anyway i can??
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Question: I am about to become a grandmother in December ~ my first ~ my daughter-in-law is making statements that she does not possibly want their child to have my son's last name, but rather her maiden name. I am not sure where she is going with this scenario, but I suspect she is anticipating something that would separate relationships between us. Is there any law that would allow the child to not take on our family name. Please advise. Thank you.
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Question: My wife is an adopted child, does that give my mother in law any rights? We currently have a 17 mo. old child together and are getting the finalization of a nasty divorce. The woman dislikes me and I feel she will negatively inflence my daughter.
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Question: what type of rights do grandparents have if the grandkids have lived with their parents all their life and the grandparents have seen them all their life?
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Question: i am a uncle that has been in care of my 5 yr old nephue and now my parents are trying to take him what are my rights
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Question: I have raised my grandaughter since she was six months and she is now 7 yrs old. My son lives with me and has legal guardianship over her. Her mother came and got her two days ago stating she now wants to raise her. What legal grounds do I have or what can I do to obtain guardianship over her?
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Question: I gave revocable guardianship to my mom when I moved out of state so the kids could finish that school year and I started my new job. Now that I have petitioned to revoke guardianship, she is suing me for custody. I am so far and not sure how to handle this.
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Question: i dont get to see my grandson he is almost 3 and I've only seen him mabe 10 times what can i do to get visitation?
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Question: do I lose my rights to my child if a grandparent is apointed permanent guardian?
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