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Both parents will be 30 years of age within the next six months, so they are not young. They are no longer together, even though they are still legally married. They both reside and are residents of the state of Missouri. The guardinship was filed and approved through the courst system in Mississippi. We currently live in Mississippi but are military and due to transfer to California in August of 2011. My granddaughters mother has decided to quit school, which she has only gone to for one semester and find a job, a place to live so she can come get her daughter. I'm not sure how the guardinship will hold up in California. Sorry, but this has me very worried. Her mother seems to be unstable at times, has not held a job longer than 5 or 6 months since I have known her (5 years). I am worried about what would happen to my granddaughter if she was returned to this enviroment.
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