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I certainly understand the situation and your concern. CPS would need to have a legal basis to remove the child from the home and it would be a result of their concern regarding the health and safety of the child. Anything with the mother and her probation has nothing to do with you and your grandson, so I am not necessarily sure why her attorney is telling you that child services can just take and remove the child, if you have custody. The State would rather a child be kept with family members then be placed in foster care, so as long as the child is safe and you are able to care for him, he should remain. However, it is always a good idea to have this court ordered, which would afford you more protection and require that they proceed through the court, if they want to get it changed or modified. If you do this, you want to retain your own attorney and not use hers, unless they handle family law matters, in addition to criminal
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