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Question: My husband and I have been married for 9 months and I am 7 months pregnant. My husband has a daughter from a previous relationship. His parents (my in-laws) have stated they plan to file for grandparents rights. I know they have no rights over our son since we are married, however will they lump both kids together or not since they have two different mothers? They will try for time for our son, I already know that. I guess my concern is will they get any time with him?
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Question: Can an order to appear be filed before the petition is actually served?
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Question: Need Web site for forms grandparents visitation petition
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Question: my grandsons mother is keeping my grandson away from him father my son wants to go into the army my husband ans i have him 80-90% of the time as grandparents what are our right, she does works and is 5 months pregent with 2 child that is not our sons our son has said that he would sign custody over to us what should we do what forms do we need to file
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Question: My wife's parents are a not good influence on our family and we have told them to stay away. They refuse, and have gone as far as just sitting on my front porch in the heat refusing to leave after being told to leave so many times it makes my head spin. They wont tell us but they have told (someone that wont be named) that they would seek a lawyer to see there grand kids. Do they have any right at all to do that? we are married and are doing great, except when they are around. were a little scared and need to know if there is anyway they could side step (us) the parents and get visitation.
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Question: I live in Maricopa County. I have 2 Grandsons living in Pima County to which I am being denied visitation by their Mother. My son has a current paternity case in Pima County. They were bever married. I would like to file for visitation. In which county should I file?
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Question: Can I file for grandparents' rights while the child is a dependent of the state by CPS?
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Question: I am being petitioned for grandparents rights by my estranged mother. What can I do?
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Question: I'm a grandma raising 3 granddaughters while my daughter and their dad is in prison am I eligable for cash benifits
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Question: My grandchildren were taken from their Mom by cps. A few years ago i did obtain my grand parent rights. Now, i am trying to get temporary guardianship of my grand children from cps. What do i need to do?
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Question: my unwed son has 2year old that we have been sharing custody with the mothers parents.niether parent of child can take care of him so we share the responsibility. the mother and father have a drug problem and her parents now feel it is not safe for the child to be here.reason being because we knew of their daughters problem and did not tell them can we get that joint custody back again
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Question: if we court order to see my grand daughter and the mother is now holding her from coming over cause she got mad at the father wont let her come over she does this all the time its away of her getting back at him and hurting him she is selfish my grand daught adore he father.
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Question: My husband and I basically raised Our grandson for The first 3 1/2 years of his life. Then our son took our Grandson and moved out with a girlfriend. For the next two years we Would have him for 7 to 10 days at a time Then would go back with his father for a few days Then back to us. He started kindergarten about three months ago, So we got him on the weekends And would talk to him on the phone a couple times during the week .Our son and girlfriend got upset with us over something we said We have not seen our talk to him in a month and a half . Do I have any kind of legal visitation rights ?
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Question: I have established a visitation agreement with my daughters paternal grandmother (father side) and we have only had one visitation on Oct 5th. The last two visits she knew about a month before they were supposed to happen and the times. Both times she made an excuse as to why she couldn't make it at the very last minute and they were silly excuses(job for first excuse and 2nd can't find the place but she was across the street??)I feel that she is violating the order, what can I do?
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Question: My wife and I are being threatened with a grandparents rights suit I've have looked up many different things to see if my mother can even file our son was born less then a month before we were married which we did not intend to have happen but you don't control when the baby comes can she file anything
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Question: There is a court order in place for my ex-husband's parents to have monthly visitation with our children. My ex-husband is in prison and the grandparents (his parents) have not exercised their visitation for over 1 year. I show up with the kids every month at the court ordered meeting place and they never show. Do I have to keep going? Do I have to file and pay to officially cancel this visitation or by them not showing up for over a year does this cancel it? If so, what do I file?
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Question: If the childrens father rights were terminated does his parents still have rights to them can they still ask for visitation?
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Question: My grandson's mom died, dad-my son- was in prison. Baby was living with my ex-husband (step grandfather), and he said state makes inmates sever parental rights-pushed him to sign voluntarily so he could adopt. He said if I interfere State may place the boy for adoption by strangers and I was not even being considered as adoptive placement. CPS, Foster Care board and courts wouldn't call me back to confirm. Ex husband said if I interfere we lose the boy forever so I stopped. Son died last year. Exhusband will no longer let me see my grandson. I think he lied-manipulated us and State acted inappropriately
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Question: I recently filed to relocate myself and my son to California. After his father and I could not agree on the move, the case was given to the judge for decision and it was declined. According to our parenting plan, neither parent is allowed to take the child out of state for vacation. My mom, whom has helped me raise my son since age 1, is wanting him to visit but without his dad's approval he is not able to go. Would my mom be able to file for grand parent's rights? And would this allow for him to be able to travel to California for vacation? All advice appreciated.
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Question: Bio daughter lived with a boyfriend. Daughter has 4 children, 3 are from this relationship. CPS got involved due to domestic violence. Daughter failed to comply with CPS and father got all the chn including the child that is not of this relationship. Can I file for custody of this grandchild since he is not the biological father and he beats on woman.
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Question: We the grandparents have been involved in our 3 grandgirls lives for 12 years.our daughter has legal custody the father has not been for 10 1/2 of those he has parental rights but has not used them there have been some issues with my daughter and he filed for temp custody and decision making and will be filing for full custody 1 1/2 years ago he had the girls for 1 yr and we found out the stepmother was beating them with cords and belts now that he has temp custody is that enough to go to court and us try to get custody from them both
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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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