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My two granddaughters have been living with me 4 years

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My two granddaughters have been living with me for over 4 years I recently filed for custody and am waiting for a court date, all parties concerned have been served the mother none wants to take the 12 and 15 year on girls for the weekend and they do not want to go do they have the right to refuse to go until we go to coirt
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Loren replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for using JustAnswer. I am Loren, a Florida licensed attorney, and I will do whatever I can to answer your question.
Before I answer a bit more detail would be helpful please.
Has the mother's parental rights been terminated?
Does the mother present any danger to the children?
Is there a current custody order in place (aside from your petition)?
Thank you.
Loren
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
No not yet, yes she is a danger to them mentally she has done nothing for them in over four years but she collects cold support for them
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
She gets child support for both of them and she has neglected them on several occasions
Expert:  Loren replied 2 years ago.
If there is a child support order in place then is there a current custody and visitation order in place?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Yes
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
For the dads to see them
Expert:  Loren replied 2 years ago.
What rights does the mother have to visitation under the current order?
Expert:  Loren replied 2 years ago.
Who has current legal custody?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
She has custody. But has. Abandoned them
Expert:  Loren replied 2 years ago.
Then until a new order is in place she has the right to take them. If she presents a danger to them then you can go before the court on an emergency basis to cut off her access. Otherwise, you can refuse to give the kids to her for the weekend and see if she forces it (which she can through the police).
Expert:  Loren replied 2 years ago.
Did you have further questions? Have I answered your question?
Expert:  Loren replied 2 years ago.
Did you have further questions before you rate my service?