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Please let me know what state you are in. Also, do you have legal guardianship of the chilld?
I see. You should file a petition for custody as soon as possible so the mother could be charged with kidnapping if she attempts to take your grandson. As soon as you file the petition, you would also want to file a motion for temporary custody while the case is pending.
Under the circumstances, you are very likely to obtain permanent custody of the child. However, you should not attempt to do this alone. A family law attorney in your area should represent you through the process. The state bar association's website is a good place to begin your search and should also have information regarding low cost and pro bono legal services.
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