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How can i get custody of my grandchildren in ga. my daughter has two sons, 14mths and 7yrs. she has been going out and party all night or for days at a time and not coming home. She is consitently high, not working and i don't want this situation to get worse for them

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No. I had to call in to work today because she has not been home in two days and the boys have been dropped off with me.This is becoming a pattern I don't like, and she has no intention of stopping so now i'm looking at options

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The boys have different fathers, one lives with her, he had to go to work and tht is why i have them, the other lives in another city. they are both young and not ready to take on the responsibility of raising these boys. I also don't want them split up

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Since she is leaving them with you, in capable hands, you cannot involve Child Protection and claim abandonment, they will make a mess of things and make your lives miserable. You would need to first check with the fathers of the children to see if they would sign legal guardianship over to you or at least will not object to you seeking legal guardianship. Second, you will need a local attorney to file a petition for guardianship in the local court and you need to present evidence and witnesses to the court and show how the mother is unfit to supervise the children and the court will have to issue an order of guardianship.

The best part of the court ordered guardianship is the mother or father of the child cannot interfere with that without a court order proving they are now fit to have their child.

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