my daughter just had a baby. Her husband was sent to a drug addiction rehab in another state. He says he has graduated and is a recovering addict and will soon find a job. He says when he makes enough money to support her and his baby he will take them with her and not allow us to see the baby. he was living with us because he had no place to live he could not hold down a job because of his drug addiction and my daughter was always worrying about him. My daughter is a bit confused. She wants to leave with him because she loves him. But at the same time she knows that we’re the one supporting her (emotionally and financially) and helping her with the baby. Can he take her and the baby away from us?
If your daughter is an adult (and no guardianship exists due to incompetence) she gets to make decisions about where she will live. Unless the grandchild would be endangered with the mother (and father), you would probably not have standing to sue for custody of the child. But do meet with a family law attorney to discuss whether under your circumstances you have standing to sue for custody of the grandchild. I don't know the facts of your situation. Note, many people do recover from alcohol and drug addiction. I don't know why he wants to cut you off from the child. Typically people who are working a recovery program are encouraged to look at their part of conflict, and to make amends, and be grateful to people who have been helpful to them along the path. Hopefully his outlook will change.
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