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GRANDPARENT VISITATION and THE BALANCING ACT WITH CHILD’S MOTHER

Alice is a single mother raising a minor child, E.H..   Cory is the father of E.H. Alice and Cory were never married.  They never lived together. Alice and E.H. live with E.H.'s maternal grandparents. Cindy is Cory's mother and the paternal grandmother of E.H. Cindy filed a petition for grandparent visitation against Alice.  There was [...]

By | July 19th, 2018|Step-parent and Grandparent Rights|0 Comments

GRANDMOTHER AND SURVIVING NATURAL PARENT BATTLE FOR CUSTODY OF CHILD

Mother died.  Mother and her child had lived with maternal grandmother.   Child was a one year old.  Mother died in a car accident. The law is clear: upon the death of the custodial parent, “the minor child will then be considered to be in the physical custody of the surviving natural parent,” even if the [...]

By | February 22nd, 2018|Adoption, Step-parent and Grandparent Rights|0 Comments

GRANDPARENT CUSTODY OF MINOR CHILD

  The child’s mother died. The maternal grandmother wanted custody.  So did the child’s father. The child had not been living with either the mother or the father. That allows a third party to file for custody. A third party can’t ask for custody if the child is living with either parent. Such a third [...]

By | September 26th, 2017|Step-parent and Grandparent Rights|0 Comments

GRANDMOTHER PETITIONS FOR CUSTODY WHEN MINOR LIVES WITH FATHER

After minor’s mother died, maternal grandmother and father each filed their own petition for the minor’s custody. The child had lived with mother. Trial court initially ordered temporary custody to grandmother. It later awarded permanent custody to father (and substantial visitation to grandmother). Grandmother filed her petition for full custody of the minor. Father said [...]

By | February 28th, 2017|Custody|0 Comments