My boyfriend's ex was unfit to be a parent to their son. He and his parents stepped in. My boyfriend's parents now have custody because my boyfriend was unable to care for the boy at the time. My question is if the mother does not have any legal rights to the child, why must she be noticed anytime there is a court hearing about the child (her mother filed for visitation)? Also, if my boyfriend is now able to care for the child and his parents are willing to sign over custody, will the courts allow him to regain his par ental rights?