My son went to court to get custody of his son, my grandson because is mother was moving out of the state. The mother moved and my son is in the process of getting my grandson in school and it has turned into a mess. And the mother has custody. My grandson's wish is to live with me.
The answer is, it depends.
You need to schedule a consultation with an experienced family law attorney in your area, to review the facts of your case in detail. Much information would need to be reviewed before an informed decision can be made about custody.
For example, your question does not provide any information about the residential history of the parties; detailing when the parties separated; what your access to your grandson had been; what your sons access had been; the relationships between the parties and the child; what school district did your grandson attend; what "mess" are you referring to? etc...
Your son should seek the advice of an attorney right away, as time may be a factor in the success of his application.
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