My daughter is unable to care for her 14month old daughter (my grandaughter) at the moment b/c of drug use.I have her in my care currently.We have a court date set for Feb. I served her with papers to get custody of my grndaugter.My daugter was told by a lawyer that it would be best not to give me custody b/c if she was to want her daughter back after she "got on her feet" that the judge would look down on her for giving me custody in the first place and he suggested something like power of attorney.She is willing to work with me, she is just afraid of what that lawyer told her about a judge looking down on her for giving me custody& not being able to get her daugter back in the future if she does sign over custody.Is it true a judge may look down on that?Even if she had her life together?Ive already involoved the Dept of Social Services, they agreed that my daughter cannot parent her child at this time and left my grandaughter in my care. My daughter does hope to go to rehab & better her life so she can eventually one day be able to parent her daughter again. Until then I would like some sort of custody. Which i did file for custody. My daugter is just unsure if a judge would give her parental rights back to her in the future if she signs custody over to me now. But in the future,if she is fit to be a parent & off drugs then wouldn't a judge agree she should have custody back?
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