My granddaughter was born while her mom was in prison. I had to pick the baby up and she lived with me for 4 months. Once her mom was released she lived with her. However the baby still spent several nights a week with me. The other grandmother lived in another stated until the baby was appx 7 months old. I have custody of the baby's older sibling. The other grandmother came back and when the baby was 19 months old the other grandmother filed for emergency custody and it was granted. However we filed a motion to intervene at the hearing that was held a few day later. Does the party that files for emergency custody usually end up getting custody or do we have a chance considering I had her for 4 months and have custody of her older sibling?
A temporary custody order should be entered following the hearing on the ex parte motion. But regardless of what type of order it is, if your motion to intervene is granted you can always file a motion to modify custody until the child turns 18 if you can show a substantial change of circumstances has occurred since the entry of the prior order.
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