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A married couple was given "Legal Guardianship" of a child from birth by the single 15 year old mother. Now, after 5 years, the mother wants the child back. What rights does this couple have because of the Legal Guardianship?

A married couple was given "Legal Guardianship" of a child from birth by the single 15 year old mother. Now, after 5 years, the mother wants the child back. What rights does this couple have because of the Legal Guardianship?

This varies considerably from State to State, but the married couple's claim may be substantial compared to the mother's. Since there are a lot of variables in this kind of thing, we'd suggest consulting with an attorney as soon as possible.


How do I sign over custody of my child?

How do I sign over custody of my child?

Go to court and transfer custody. Your local courthouse will have the forms and may be able to provide assistance as well.


I've only met my child once. He's 12 yrs old and his mother keeps moving him around. Right now he's with his grandmother and she's petitioning that the child support go to her. What are my chances for custody?

I've only met my child once. He's 12 yrs old and his mother keeps moving him around. Right now he's with his grandmother and she's petitioning that the child support go to her. What are my chances for custody?

We'd guess your chances are remote. You'd have a much better chance, in our opinion, of starting off by going for more parenting time, or possibly joint custody.


My ex has been in the hospital for several weeks and has left my son with her mother. Shouldn't he be staying with me? What are my legal rights?

My ex has been in the hospital for several weeks and has left my son with her mother. Shouldn't he be staying with me? What are my legal rights?

The child should be staying with you. Your rights, in part, depend upon what is in your parenting plan. If you have a "Right Of First Refusal" provision in the parenting plan, you may need to go to court to enforce it. If you don't have such a provision in your parenting plan, you may want to consider adding one.


What do I need to do to change custody of an 18 year old who wants to live with her father?

What do I need to do to change custody of an 18 year old who wants to live with her father?

An 18 year old is legally an adult, and as such doesn't require permission from the court to live wherever he or she wants.


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