Can a grandparent get custody of a child that is in legal custody of Newport News VA. dept. of Human Services?

I just received a letter that my 16 year old grandson is now in legal custody. His mother would not let me talk to him for the last two years.
Can I get legal custody since I live In Louisiana?

Sure take it to court. You are the closest relative. The state is not in the business of taking care of children. They want him to be with his family. I urge you to get him. She obviously was an unsafe mother and the husband seems to be out of the picture. You are his closest relative (next of kin).

Post Author: mark

4 thoughts on “Can a grandparent get custody of a child that is in legal custody of Newport News VA. dept. of Human Services?

    bob

    (January 26, 2010 - 12:11 pm)

    Sure take it to court. You are the closest relative. The state is not in the business of taking care of children. They want him to be with his family. I urge you to get him. She obviously was an unsafe mother and the husband seems to be out of the picture. You are his closest relative (next of kin).
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    Cap

    (January 26, 2010 - 12:34 pm)

    only if the parents, or in this case mother, is an unfit mother… if she cant provide a healthy lifestyle, YES you can win. If shes an unfit mother, talk to your grandson and see if he would even want to..if so, talk to a lawyer
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    dr.evil

    (January 26, 2010 - 12:58 pm)

    maybe it just depends on if she is gonna get him back soon and if they are willing to let him leave state and if he even wants to go with you also his mother could still have a say if he can go with you depending on the worker and the state it is in
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    Advocate

    (January 26, 2010 - 1:24 pm)

    You can file in court for guardianship of your grandchild..consult a lawyer
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