Can a grandmother get legal custody without the father's permission?

Answer Only through a court order. It is assumed she has the mother's consent. If the father doesn't consent the grandmother needs to petition for guardianship and then show why the father is unfit and it... Read More »

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Can custody be signed over to the maternal grandmother through the courts by a mother who has sole legal and physical custody of a minor child without the father's consent?

Answer If you have sole custody of your child then the court system saw fit to leave the father out of the custody decision. Therefore, you have every legal right to see a lawyer, go through the c... Read More »

If a parent has joint legal custody is it legal for the other parent to take the child out of state without permission?

AnswerGenerally joint custody means both parents have equal rights to decisions concerning the child. However, the actual terms would be in the custody agreement. Therefore, it may be allowable for... Read More »

If you have full physical custody but joint legal custody can your ex have the child baptized without your permission?

Answer That depends on whether it is stated in your parenting agreement as to who has the right to make religious decisions. Is it addressed? Is decision making joint? If this issue is not addresse... Read More »

If you have physical and joint legal custody can you take the child out of state for a vacation without permission from the other parent?

Answer I would be necessary to give the other parent notice of the pending vacation plans. Whether or not you would need permission from that parent to take an out of state trip depends upon the t... Read More »