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what are the chances of a paternal grandmother getting custody

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what are the chances of a paternal grandmother getting custody of her two grandchildren. they are living with their father and girlfriend. their mother has not been in the picture for years, allowed only supervisied visits. the father is abusive physically and emotionally. he is very unstable. has a record of domestic violence with past and current girlfriends. the kids are scared to death of the man. currently he is working with child protective services for things they want him to do. i raised those kids from the time they were one year old to til they were at least five or six.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Attorney & Mediator replied 7 years ago.
While there is a CPS case, the father would be given the opportunity to complete the CPS requirements. If he is complying with the CPS requirements, it would be difficult to get custody. Now if there is any current evidence of abuse, negligence or other detriment impacting the child's welfare, then you can proceed with with a non-parent custody petition. What controls here is evidence of what you are alleging. So any current circumstances of domestic violence would need to be reported to law enforcement or CPS in order to have evidence to support a non-parent custody suit. A grandparent would have a great chance of getting custody if the children's current environment is detrimental to their welfare, again evidence is key here to establish this.





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Customer: replied 7 years ago.
how would we i know when he is done with the cps orders. he doesnt allow me to talk to the kids and he only talks to me when he is high or drunk or whatever. can i ask cps and they tell me? i only know what he tells me when he calls and rants at me. and he is not a very truthful man.
Expert:  Attorney & Mediator replied 7 years ago.
CPS would only disclose information to the parents or those who were involved in the investigation when CPS was called. So they are not required to disclose information to a grandparent. In general the case worker may have contact with the children. The children should be able to tell you if the case worker is still involved.



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