third party custody
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Under the United States Constitution, one has fundamental rights as a parent to raise their children as they see fit. Courts have included in these parental rights the right to exclude others from having contact with their child. Basically a parent can tell a grandparent that the grandparent can have no contact with their grandchild. See Troxel v. Granville. In...
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Parents have a fundamental right to raise and care for their child under the U.S. Constitution. The courts have repeatedly held that child custody can only be removed from a parent for “grave” and “weighty” reasons. So how can a person who is not the parent of a child, gain custody of a child? One way...
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It is becoming increasingly common for parties other than a child’s biological parents to take over caring for a child on a regular basis. The legal process to change custody is through a third party custody action. In order to file this, you must have a connection to the child (either as a de facto custodian or...
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