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Can I get a restraining order on behalf of my infant granddaughter?

My son is the father but not married to the mother of my 7 month old granddaughter. He HAS legitimated the child as the biological father by signing the Paternity Acknowlegement form. Up until the mother was arrested Friday afternoon (warrant taken out by her own father for theft by taking), she was living with my mother & my son at my mother's home. Her father got her out of jail (like I say, after being the one who had her arrested) and now she & her father are seeking "joint custody" of my granddaughter. That part we will deal with in court. My concern is that a member of their family is a known child molester and I'm frightened to death for my granddaughter. Can I take out a protective order to keep them from taking my granddaughter around this particular family member?







George McCasland
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No, you do not have standing in the court in this regard, and unless this person has been convicted, be careful about making such a claim. Fathers get accused of that in 60% of the cases where they file for custody. These links will teach your sin his rights and responsibilities, as well as how to deal with future problems with her. Http://Children_Of_Separated_Parents.Dads-House.Org Http://Single_Fathers_N_Paternity.Dads-House.Org Http://Getting_Started-Fathers_N_Family_Law.Dads-House.Org Http://Attorneys-Hiring_The_Right_One.Dads-House.Org http://Child_Support.Dads-House.org Federal Child Support Enforcement Handbook for Non-Custodial Parents http://ChildSupportRights.org http://ChildSupportQuiz.ChildSupportRights.org To learn a father's rights, join Dads House in Yahoo Groups. It's free to join, access all materials, and you associate with other fathers going through, and have already gone through, the same issues. We have an Educational Manual that teaches everything that needs to be known in addressing your legal issues. Mention your question here when asked why you want to join, as well as your state? http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DadsHouse


badd302
You first have to have "standing" or the one that has legal custody of your granddaughter. As a grandparent, I doubt you have the legal ability to file for a restraining order against the parents of the child. See what I mean? You should contact the Child protection agency for your state. Sit down, speak with the worker and maybe they would be able to help you more adequately. If they see the child is at risk, which, by reading your rendition of whats going on around her by her parents, I would see some type of risk to her, they can legally pull her away from her parents and grant you temporary custody, which would allow you to have the legal ability to file for the restraining order. Get them involved. Sounds like the kids parents are not up to raising kids at this point in time, rather doing criminal things. Thats no good. I dont blame you for being concerned. But try child welfare for your state. They will probably help you. Good luck.


John
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No only the custodial parent can file on behalf of a child. Try contacting Child Protective Services in your area. They can obtain a court order on behalf of the child.


Kathi S
No you are not the child's guardian and neither is your son. Until paternity and custody have been determined in the court you have no standing at all.


ec123456789able
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no, although your son could apply for sole custody because of her family being disfunctional. this may mean that your son could get a restraining order out against her and could legally prevent her from seeing your granddaughter. however she may still have visitation rights even if they are under observation.







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