Family Law

Family Law Questions? Ask a Family Lawyer Online.

Ask a Lawyer,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Family Law

I flew to Florida and got my grand daughter from hospital…

Customer Question
I flew to Florida...

I flew to Florida and got my grand daughter from hospital Oct 19, 2016, she was

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

Born Oct 3. Child protection wouldn't let them have her she was born addicted. They gave me temp custody and case is still open in Florida but the parent fled Florida came to Ohio where I live. My son went to prison is not in Halfway house in Columbus. The motherless in Newark said she is clean 4 months now but my grand daughter only know us and this as her home. Case is still open in Florida but what rights do we have and what do we need to do?

Lawyer's Assistant: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

Ohio is where I live Florida is where I went and got her

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

No nothing here in ohio I was told since a case is still open in Florida Ohio can't touch it can't think of anything else

Submitted: 1 month ago.Category: Family Law
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Family Law Question
Answered in 49 minutes by:
1/5/2018
Family Lawyer: Sue, Family Law Attorney replied 1 month ago
Sue
Sue, Family Law Attorney
Category: Family Law
Satisfied Customers: 295
Experience: Family Law litigator for over 35 years
Verified

Hello, I’m here to help you today. I'm a licensed attorney with over 35 years’ experience in family law. I'll review your question and be right back.

Sue

Ask Your Own Family Law Question
Family Lawyer: Sue, Family Law Attorney replied 1 month ago

This is general information and not legal advice. No attorney-client relationship is formed. This is for educational purposes only.

It will help me answer your questions better if you could let me know whether there is an active child protective court case in Florida, or if your granddaughter's situation was resolved only through Child Protective Services (CPS).

The first thing you can do to protect your physical custody of your granddaughter is contact the Florida CPS social worker (SW) to let him/her know what the parents are asking of you. Florida CPS will no doubt give direction as to what kind of contact the parents can have.

CPS usually takes a while to move toward termination of parental rights. Given your son's and the mother's progress in drug treatment, CPS may be reluctant to move quickly.

This is a difficult holding pattern for you and your granddaughter to be in. However, one way the case can resolve is for CPS to arrange for you to adopt her or for you to be appointed her guardian.

What do you think?

Sue

Ask Your Own Family Law Question
Ask Sue Your Own Question
Sue
Sue
Sue, Family Law Attorney
Category: Family Law
Satisfied Customers: 295
295 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Family Law litigator for over 35 years

Sue is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Not only did he answer my Michigan divorce question but was also able to help me out with it, too. I have since won my legal case on this matter and thank you so much for it.

LeeMichigan

Mr. Kaplun clearly had an exceptional understanding of the issue and was able to explain it concisely. I would recommend JustAnswer to anyone. Great service that lives up to its promises!

Gary B.Edmond, OK

My Expert was fast and seemed to have the answer to my taser question at the tips of her fingers. Communication was excellent. I left feeling confident in her answer.

EricRedwood City, CA

I am very pleased with JustAnswer as a place to go for divorce or criminal law knowledge and insight.

MichaelWichita, KS

PaulMJD helped me with questions I had regarding an urgent legal matter. His answers were excellent.

Three H.Houston, TX

Anne was extremely helpful. Her information put me in the right direction for action that kept me legal, possible saving me a ton of money in the future. Thank you again, Anne!!

ElaineAtlanta, GA

It worked great. I had the facts and I presented them to my ex-landlord and she folded and returned my deposit. The 50 bucks I spent with you solved my problem.

TonyApopka, FL

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Ely

Ely

Counselor at Law

11,875 satisfied customers

Private practice with focus on family, criminal, PI, consumer protection, and business consultation.

LawTalk

LawTalk

Attorney and Counselor at Law

9,025 satisfied customers

30 years legal experience. I remain current in Family Law through regular continuing education.

Dimitry K., Esq.

Dimitry K., Esq.

Attorney

7,856 satisfied customers

I provide family and divorce law advice to my clients in my firm.

Tina

Tina

Lawyer

6,562 satisfied customers

JD, 17 years legal experience including family law

Barrister

Barrister

Lawyer

3,415 satisfied customers

Attorney with 17 years experience

P. Simmons

P. Simmons

Lawyer

3,398 satisfied customers

16 yrs. of experience including family law.

RobertJDFL

RobertJDFL

Lawyer

2,787 satisfied customers

Experienced in multiple areas of the law.

< Previous | Next >

Related Family Law Questions
This is a family law question. 1. My 85 year old mother was
This is a family law question.1. My 85 year old mother was in the hospital for 2 weeks and is now in rehab.She had a heart attack and has severe COPD. She is on oxygen fulltime and Bipap as needed.2. … read more
jb156200
jb156200
Associate Attorney
Doctoral Degree
572 satisfied customers
My son has 50% legal and physical custody if my grandson. He
My son has 50% legal and physical custody if my grandson. He has a mental health issue. He lived with me and is now in a homeless shelter getting in touch with a case mgr. And other support. I'm suppo… read more
lucy7368
lucy7368
Juris Doctor
763 satisfied customers
A card was left at my door by a child protective service
A card was left at my door by a child protective service rep. I called the representative and communicated with them I was calling in regards ***** ***** card that was left. The representative stated … read more
LegalKnowledge
LegalKnowledge
Juris Doctor
28,558 satisfied customers
What does joint physical custody mean in MN state? How is
What does joint physical custody mean in MN state? How is that different from sole custody with scheduled visiting time for one parent? Does this affect child support? Can you have joint physical cust… read more
Sue
Sue
Family Law Attorney
295 satisfied customers
I have sole physical custody and half legal custody of my
I have sole physical custody and half legal custody of my son. This was granted back in may of 2017. My sons father served me with papers because he is now requesting that he has sole physical and leg… read more
LegalGems
LegalGems
Juris Doctorate
11,009 satisfied customers
I have sole physical custody and half legal custody of my
Second opinion] I have sole physical custody and half legal custody of my son. This was granted back in may of 2017. My sons father served me with papers because he is now requesting that he has sole … read more
Ely
Ely
Counselor at Law
Juris Doctor
11,875 satisfied customers
What does "physical custody" mean in Florida law? Does it
What does "physical custody" mean in Florida law? Does it only mean the child is in their home without any court involvement (custody, etc.)?… read more
INFOLAWYER
INFOLAWYER
Partner
Doctoral Degree
56,777 satisfied customers
I am looking at having parental rights terminated for the
I am looking at having parental rights terminated for the father of my son how can I go about doing this as he has not paid support since Aug and has abonded my son … read more
Nisha Jones, Esq.
Nisha Jones, Esq.
Juris Doctorate
2,119 satisfied customers
Aside from calling child protective services and hoping that
Aside from calling child protective services and hoping that they intervene, what legal options are available for extended family members to try and take custody of a minor child from their parent? CP… read more
Nisha Jones, Esq.
Nisha Jones, Esq.
Juris Doctorate
2,119 satisfied customers
If a petition for parental rights is brought upon a mother
If a petition for parental rights is brought upon a mother by a THIRD PARTY with no state involvement, does the third party have to offer the mother a case plan for reunification like the state would … read more
RobertJDFL
RobertJDFL
Lawyer
Juris Doctorate
2,787 satisfied customers
NY.....joint custody but physical custody with mom....dad in
Hello, NY.....joint custody but physical custody with mom....dad in VA. Mom decides to homeschool without telling dad, which he is failing. Dad called the school 3 months ago as the mom stated a psych… read more
Olivia Kent
Olivia Kent
Managing Partner
Doctoral Degree
2,182 satisfied customers
Story I've had full physical custody of my daughter since
Long story I've had full physical custody of my daughter since she was 18 months old. I was recently put on night shift over the last year which put my daughter in the care of a baby sitter all day an… read more
LegalKnowledge
LegalKnowledge
Juris Doctor
28,558 satisfied customers
Is Parental rights more important than custody. My aunt and
my aunt and uncle divorced and my aunt has full custody rewarded to my cousins back in 2011. The court has has also found the father unfit to take care the children. She passed last week and child services had to step in and give temporary foster care to my brother who lives in the same state of my aunt. At child protective services, my uncle agreed to give custody to my mother as long as he keeps parental rights. My concern is two-tiered. Does parental rights mean that he can file for custody when he is ready and does these rights also hold bearings with my aunt's life insurance, which will go to my cousin's? … read more
Sue
Sue
Family Law Attorney
295 satisfied customers
If a parents rights are terminated on one child, are they
If a parents rights are terminated on one child, are they automatically terminated on other siblings … read more
LegalKnowledge
LegalKnowledge
Juris Doctor
28,558 satisfied customers
I have joint custody but full physical custody of my
i have joint custody but full physical custody of my daughter. she is 14 and decided to stay at her gradparents and wont come home now. and the cops are not helping what can i file to get her back and… read more
Olivia Kent
Olivia Kent
Managing Partner
Doctoral Degree
2,182 satisfied customers
Im in California...have sole legal and physical custody of
Hello.....im in California...have sole legal and physical custody of child...father just got out of prison ..did a 5 year term ...immediatly wants ,visitation...what are his rights ..… read more
LegalKnowledge
LegalKnowledge
Juris Doctor
28,558 satisfied customers
Not sure this is family law, but... Our mother is in the
Not sure this is family law, but... Our mother is in the hospital and is not able to care for herself, speak, etc. and the doctor has given us a document stating this so that we can file to be her con… read more
Lawyer Lori
Lawyer Lori
Attorney
JD - Attorney
187 satisfied customers
Family law. I have sole legal and physical custody. My ex
Family law. I have sole legal and physical custody. My ex does not agree with me homeschooling. I have provided him with all the weekly plan book and plenty of copies of worksheets he did through out … read more
lawyerJ
lawyerJ
Juris Doctorate
154 satisfied customers

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x