Here's a little background info first. My daughter is incarcerated. She lefted notarized papers giving me permission to

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Customer: Hello, here's a little background info first. My daughter is incarcerated. She lefted notarized papers giving me permission to take care of her kids in every way & her tax & bank business. One of her sons were took from me by the dad not court but the police. Because they were called. No one had court papers. He had the paternity results & I had the notarized papers. He was 8yrs old. Were they able to do that? Now he's 14 & everything he comes over he never wants 2 go back. He had tld his dad over & over he wants 2 stay here. He always says No. Do I have the right to keep my grandson since there are no court appointed guardian papers
JA: Hi. What steps has the guardian taken? Have they filed any papers in family court?
Customer: I have notarized guardian papers. He has paternity results papers. And no one has filed any papers in family court
JA: Family law varies by state. What state are they in?
Customer: We are in Louisiana
JA: Is there anything else the Lawyer should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: I can't afford a lawyer. I just want to know if I have the right to keep him? He put my grandson out before summer. Told me to come get him & his clothes. I did. Now he wants to come back & get him
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Good afternoon my name is ***** ***** i am one of the attorney experts here at just answer.

i will be responding to your question this afternoon.

i can understand how this has been frustrating for you and your grandson. from what you outlined in your statement, the biological father has documents showing paternity.

you can file to seek guardianship of the child if you feel the child is being harmed by his father. that would be filed in the parish where the child and the father reside.

you would need the assistance of an attorney to represent you in this process as fighting for custody where he child is removed from the care of the biological parent is difficult and you would need someone capable of presenting your evidence in a best way to convince the court to rule in your favor. i cannot answer what that cost would be as that will depend on the evidence you have to present

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Hello Herman, 1st question; So the notarized power of attorney & guardianship papers means nothing legally ? & He put my grandson out. Told him 2 get his clothes & get out his house. He said he want him out before he gets home or else. Herbert didn't call or tell us to come get him. My grandson called, so we went & got him & what ever clothes he had time to pick. This was a little before summer. So Herbert can just throw him out & come get him when ever he feels like it. Herbert's not even on the birth certificate, and I understand that really doesn't matter now since he has the results of a paternity test but that's all he has. Is there anything I can do to keep my grandson until we have to go to court? Tell the police about how Herbert put him out..is there anything?
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they have meaning as evidence but until there is a court order you have no rights to custody of the child. these facts are relevant but must be submitted to the court as evidence which can be considered by the court.

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