How do you take custody from an unfit mother?

Answer You do not take custody of a child from a mother who you think is an unfit parent. You petition a court to make a determination that the parent is unfit and grant custody or a guardianship to you. ... Read More »

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Can a grandmother take custody of her grandchild if the mother is unfit and the father lives is in jail going to get deported?

If the father doesn't have custody and the mother is unfit can a grandmother get custody?

Can father get custody if mother is unfit?

Yes. The biological father would be the next logical choice unless he has had problems in the past and has been declared an unfit parent himself. He can petition for sole custody and must provide c... Read More »

Can a father take his child from the grandparents if no custody order is in place the mother has hid from him for a year and will not give him an address to serve custody papers?

No. Assuming the parents are unmarried, the father must establish his paternity in order to establish his parental rights. This is a serious and complicated situation, legally. If he just takes the... Read More »