How can a grandparent give up custody of their teenage grandchild?

Answer Answer If legal custody has been established by court order, the grandparent(s) should file a Petition For Relinquishment in the Juvenile Court of the county or city of residence. Some states requ... Read More »

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What are the chances of a grandparent getting custody of a grandchild from unmarried parents who are endangering her by not tending to her well being?

Answer There is no "percentage rate". The court is concerned with the child's welfare only. If someone believes a child is endangered or being neglected, they should report it to CFS. An investigat... Read More »

Can a grandparent take their grandchild out of state with only the mothers permission even she shares joint custody with the child's father?

No. The father must be informed and given the opportunity to object.

Can a parent give custody of their child to to a grandparent?

Yes, if the other parent (who has parental rights) consents and it's a suitable arrangement. The grandparent would become the legal guardian.

Can a grandparent get coustody of their 16-year-old grandchild if the child wants to live with the grandparent and does the child have the right to move out of the parents' home?

Answer A 16-year-old cannot leave home without parental consent. If they do and the parents call the police (and I'm assuming they would) then the police will pick the child up and return him/her ... Read More »