What are the chances a gramma could win custody over a parent. I have had kinship of grandkids sense March and now the

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Customer: What are the chances a gramma could win custody over a parent
JA: How long has this custody dispute been going on?
Customer: I have had kinship of grandkids sense March and now the father of a two year old is trying to get custody most of her short life she has lived in my home all but 5 months where both parents have had cas called on them
JA: Has there been any mediation on this issue?
Customer: No court is just starting l dont have a lawyer as they say my husband makes to much money we have 3 children to susport the 2 oldest ones want to live with me they are 11 and 13 all l wanna do is keep all e children togeather
JA: Anything else you want the Lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: That both parents have had drug issues the father is cleared by cas the mom hasn't the father lives in Burlington and we and mom live in north bay mom is working on issues with cas
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Being waiting along time for an answer
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Hello! I will be reviewing your question and posting a response momentarily; if you have any follow up questions please respond here. Thanks!

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What state is this in please?

Customer
Canada
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Legal Ease, Expert

I'm sorry;

this is the US forum; let me have this reclassified.

Customer
Omg sorry
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Legal Ease, Expert

I am sorry to hear of this serious and difficult issue.

Does the CAS agree you should have the child?

Customer
but don't get involved with the custody issue so dumb
Customer
Place the children with me but dont get involved
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I know they won't take sides but are they saying either of you would be fine or are they saying they don't want the child with the dad as it is not safe for the child?

Customer
Because of the different city and dad being cleared in that city they wont fight l am heartbroken l have more then raise this girl and l was the one that
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bought the child everything she needed before she was born and the two oldest children were in my care more then once cas is willing to give custody of
Customer
the 2 oldest to me but they have different dads this dad that is fighting is on a methadone program sense March but did od in june hes 23 years old the b
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aby hadn't seen him in 9 months had freak out the first time she seen them l dont want her to have abandoned issues as the two older kids have they will
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be devastated without each other
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I can see that.

So you will need to fight for the best interests of this child and the others really.

It will be very hard to self represent but your case is very strong from what you are telling me.

So what may work is to retain a lawyer to coach you through the process from time to time but you do most of the work.

You need to find a family lawyer that specializes in child protection proceedings what will work with you on a limited retainer basis.

Does that help as a starting point?

Please feel free to post back with any follow-up questions you may have. If you don't have any then I hope I have earned a 5 star rating but if you don't feel that I have please don't hesitate to reply back and let me know what more I can do to assist you. Finally, please know that even after you rate me I will be here for you and you can ask follow-up questions if you think of them later on at no further charge of course.

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Ty so very much for the help great advice thank you again 5 star
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