I have shared guardianship of my two grand daughters and am wondering what exactly are my rights. The shared custody is

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Customer: I have shared guardianship of my two grand daughters and am wondering what exactly are my rights. The shared custody is with my daughter , my husband and my self. The two girls want to live with me and my husband. They do not like my daughters common law partner and are scared to be there due to a lot of fighting. Can they stay with us?
JA: What state are you in? Guardianship law varies by location.
Customer: Alberta
JA: Do the biological parents consent to the guardianship?
Customer: Yes one biological parent is who we share guadianship with.
JA: Is there anything else the Lawyer should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: The only reason that my daughter, the biologivcal parent even has the girls is because of her father and myself. She is trying to get us to give up guardianship.
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Hello and Welcome to JustAnswer. My name is***** will be working on your question today and I am looking forward to our conversation.

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I know your question is important to you and I will be giving it the time and attention it deserves.

I am sorry to hear of this difficult situation.

What does your agreement/order say about where they live and who makes the decisions?

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For the youngest it says that all three of us shall be entitled to have inputinto snd acess to p records reguarding all professional records reguarding all major decisions affecting the child including education medical,dental and religious upbringing.
As for the eldest her biological parents guardians cinsent to our being guardians.
Nothing is said about where they live however their mother sometimes with us but until two years ago the children stayed with us seeing their mother about once a week for short periods. She has since found a place and new partner and has had the girls for half the week and us the other half.
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So you don't have any right to withhold the children but it seems to me that if you went to court you have a very strong case and so your best next step would be to retain a family lawyer and have the lawyer send a letter indicating that the girls need to be living with their grandparents and that you will go to court if necessary.

Does that make sense?

Please do not hesitate to ask any follow up questions related to this response and know that I will respond as soon as I can.

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thanks.
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You are very welcome.

Is there anything more I can help you with before I mark this question as complete?

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No
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Thank you for trusting us to help you here at JustAnswer.   If you need more clarification or have a follow-up question just reply and we can continue our dialogue. If you would like to ask me new questions please start a new post and if you do if you say “This is only for Debra” I will be sure to give your post top priority.

Thank you very much!

Best wishes,

Debra

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