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Does a judge have to sign papers from an attorney to keep a

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Does a judge have to sign papers from an attorney to keep a parent from seeing they're children? The mother died last month, the children and the mother were staying with her mother (childrens grandmother) the grandmother wants to file for custody,and had "papers" served saying he (the father) can't see or contact his children without permission from the grandmother, it's my understanding that South Carolina has no grand parental rights.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  P. Simmons replied 1 year ago.

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That is correct. ONLY a judge can take away custody from a parent. Period. So unless the judge orders otherwise, the father has sole rights to the child

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