Ok, so i have a 6 month old daughter and I reside in my boyfriends parents home they are kicking us out because me and my boyfriends mother do not get along. She is now threatning to sell the house and to get a two bedroom apartment and to take my baby away because shes saying the fathers an unfit parent but I am a good mother regardless im still with the father he does have some drug issues but he knows he needs to stop in order to be in the babies life I spend every day with my daughter and i love it I want to be a happy family but his mothers driving us insane she has mental issues shes bipolar, manipulative, and fights infront of the baby shes also very controling and acts like a child when she dosent feel included shes a grown woman and sits in her room all day because when shes downstairs we dont come down because no one wants to be near her because shes crazy. Whats she going to do when we move out shes going to be a very lonely woman and shes going to go crazy she attacks me everyday, anyway last night she said if i get a ride to my dads house and leave with the baby shes calling the police because the baby resides in her home. I need some legal advice please im desperate.
Where the baby "resides" is irrelevant. You can move with the baby anywhere you like, unless the father doesn't consent. The grandmother can cause trouble, however, if she alleges that the father is using illegal drugs. If that happens, you may have to stop living with him or you risk losing your baby.
It is unclear from your question whether grandparents visitation was formalized by an order. If not then you need not allow such visitation.
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She's bluffing. Unless there is an order to the contrary, any contact between your child and her grandmother is strictly up to you and dad. In order to get an order, she would have to show that there would be psychological harm to the child by their relationship being severed - not likely with a 6 month old baby.
It would behoove his mom to speak to an attorney, who would explain that she's shooting herself in the foot as fare as having a relationship with her grandchild by alienating you.
I would, however, be concerned about her calling DYFS if you're staying with dad and he has drug issues. They can (and have) said that you're being negligent by permitting the child to be around someone with substance abuse issues (if he takes opiates and nods out while the baby is in the bath, or in bed next to him, or ... whatever... it could obviously be dangerous to the child).
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