My daughter abandoned her 18mth old baby i receive guardianship of the child i raised her until she was 9 then mom got her back now she refused to allow me to speak or see the child,(We) me & the child have a close relationship from going to church together reading every night on same dance team i was involved. Parent in her schooling we did trips together she played with my other grandchildren but now its been a year what can I do? Is. My right to see her nothing or its all up to the mom, Dad was never in picture so my husband was her father from father/daughter day to teaching her guitar & teaching her to ride a bike now we're sad because we haven't heard or seen her.
You have rights to see and visit with the child as a grandparent. The duration and frequency of the visits depends upon the circumstances. You certainly have the right to request overnights and based upon the facts described by you in your question overnights are definite possibility. Hire an attorney if you can, but if you can't afford one go the courthouse and fill out the paperwork on your own. Good luck!
I am a Massachusetts attorney and answer questions solely based on Massachusetts law. The above answer is for educational purposes only and does not create an attorney client relationship or constitute legal advice. I would strongly recommend that you schedule a meeting with an experienced attorney who can review your facts in detail, ask additional questions and provide you with advice.
Grandparents in MA have no rights to see and visit grandchildren unless they can prove that their involvement us vital to the child's safety and welfare. I suggest a consultation with an attorney familiar with grandparents rights as the situation you describe appears to meet those criteria (I imagine that you have bonded with your grandchild). Good luck.
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