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If a father gives temporary custody to his mother, what rights does the maternal grandmother have?

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

My child died.  Father got custody of my grandchild.  He then gave temp custody to his mother to avoid DSS getting involved. In our court agreement papers, he was suppose to inform me if he couldn’t take care of his child but never did. He gave his mother temp custody secretively

ANSWER BY MARGARET CROSS-BELIVEAU:

If appears from your question that the family court has already issued an order about your involvement in you grandchild’s care.  Unless the court finds that the father is an unfit parent, he choices will be honored by the court.  You should consult an attorney to determine if you have the ability to object to the other grandmother having custody.

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