In PA, a temporary guardianship arrangement is just that -- temporary. It is not a court order and it is not even enforceable by a court. Having the document notarized does not make the document legally binding. This is not a court order, and it may not be honored by law enforcement officers, nor by the courts, in any dispute.That means yes, you can get your daughter, but you know they won't let you. If you go there with the police, that could be traumatic for your child. They are trying to scare you, and they did indeed scare you, so that's what they're hoping is that you'll just back off. Now, legally, they don't have a right to your daughter. You can revoke the temporary guardianship. I would suggest, however, that since you need a custody arrangement vs. the father, and since you need child support, and if the father hasn't had paternity
established to show that he is the biological dad, you really do need an attorney to help you with all of this. Your attorney can help you bring an emergency motion or an order to show cause (a faster motion) into court to get your child immediately. Once that is done, you can continue with the attorney for child support and custody issues. If you cannot afford an attorney, you can try to use Legal Aid and if you want names of family lawyers
or Legal Aid in your area, just let me know what big city or town you're near in PA and I can give you a list of lawyers. I cannot recommend any lawyers but I can give you a list and you can choose from that list. It is disgraceful that they are having her call them mom and dad. They already did their parenting! Enough is enough. They have to be stopped and this is not healthy for your child. It is NOT up to them to decide whether to keep your daughter. YOU get to decide, but since this won't happen without some court action, I would strongly suggest getting a lawyer to help you. You need a lawyer to do this for you and for moral support as well, because your parents, I'm sorry to say, do not have your daughter's best interests in mind, nor do they have yours. You need someone who can stand up to them and legally tell them they don't have a leg to stand on. YOur family friend is right, and what they're doing is wrong. Yes, you can take her but you know they're going to put up a fight and make it horrible for you if you bring in the police to get your daughter back. If you try it, your parents may try to go after you for visitation
, and you don't want to allow that now either because you won't get her back. You should get a lawyer and if your bf can help you afford a lawyer or if you can afford one, please get one to help you here. You are a good mom, you have great credentials and nothing to be worried about -- you don't have a criminal record and your parents are just being cruel. Now it's time to get them to stop. Just let me know if you want the names of family lawyers or Legal Aid by letting me know where in PA you are and if you want a private lawyer or Legal Aid.I hear about these stories all the time. These are about grandparents who think that the child is their own. The child is not their own and they need to grow up! Legally, they are not in good shape, but don't be surprised if they ask for grandparent visitation
. You will want to fight that because of their failure to give her back to you and because they are brainwashing her. Tell all of this to the lawyer!Does this answer your question? If you need more information, let me know.I hope this helps and clarifies. If you could, I'd appreciate it if you can rate me when finished. Kindly rate me positively so that I can get credit. It is no additional charge to you. Please accept my answer, rate my answer and then submit, as this is how I get credit for my time with you and with your question. I work hard to give you a thorough and honest answer. I thank you in advance for rating me. Please let me know if there is more that I can do to answer your question and if you need more information. If not, I thank you for your rating. I can’t get credit for answering your question without your fair and honest rating. Thank you and best of luck to you!