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My grandson was recently diagnosed with autism and has been…

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My grandson was recently...

My grandson was recently diagnosed with autism and has been living with my son and his wife after his mom said she no longer wanted to deal with him and didn't love him anymore. Now that grandson has been diagnosed, mom found out she could get more money from the state for his disability and wants my grandson back. How can I help protect my grandson. My son and his wife don't have extra money for legal fees. We live in Utah.

Lawyer's Assistant: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

Utah

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

Not that I'm aware of

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

The mom and her partners have been accused of abusing my grandson in the past

Submitted: 1 month ago.Category: Family Law
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Family Lawyer: Gerald-Esquire, Lawyer replied 1 month ago

The best thing that you can do is help your son file for sole legal custody of your grandson. Also they should keep the child as unless and until there is a court order. If they let the mother take the son (even for a visit) they find it very hard to get him back.

So the number one thing they need is a court order.

They can Petition themselves using the forms here:

https://www.utcourts.gov/howto/divorce/custody.html

Also if they qualify they can get legal assistance here:

http://www.utahlegalservices.org/

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