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Asked on: 9/08/13, 10:38 pm

I need to find out what I need to do to get guardianship or custody of my grandson from his mother.

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Answered on: 9/09/13, 7:16 am by Robert Gardner

Guardianship is granted through the local probate court, and is usually a situation where the parents agree to do so, and can often be done without a lawyer by filling out the forms in probate court and following the instructions. If a parent changes their mind later, guardianship is reversed fairly easily. Custody is a more permanent result, and will entail child support as well. This will require a lawyer, and is much more difficult to obtain without the parent's consent. If custody is granted to you, it can only be reversed by the showing of a change in circumstances.

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