Do you think a mother can obtain custody if she lives with her parents?

Hollie - posted on 01/07/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )

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From what we know with my stepchildren, that theBM IS TRYING to get custody, I dont have any issues with her except where was she at a couple years ago when I met my dh and she wasn't around in or in the picture, she just called one day on dh's phone last year and said she wants to see her children, she doesn't do drugs, and holds down a job, pays support (half the amount) but from what i hear my dh should count himself luckey to get anysupport now days, my dh is worried that she is BACK in the picture, to me i tel him she is their mother and has rights to the children they have in common, but he thinks she is going to file custody papers, she has been seeing the kids for the past year only consistantly, I know she has 2 children by her now husband, my dh is now thinking the only reason she can't get custody is becuz she lost her 2 bedroom apartment in her apt, complex and now living at her parents house.

The BM's parents have a 3 bedroom home but BM has 2 children with her now husband, and two with my dh, i dont see how there is room, my two stepchildren one boy and one girl, 7 and 5 are in shock about all of this as well. Can she still obtain custody if she lives with her parents? My friends tell me NO she cant!

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Hollie - posted on 01/07/2012

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The lawyer called back this evening and said as long as she has been consistantly seeing the kids for hte past year it really doesnt matter if she wasnt around, now this sux!

Michelle - posted on 01/07/2012

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The courts don't normally take the children away from the parent who has been the primary care giver and give them to the other parent unless the first parent being your dh is deemed unfit so no I don't think you will lose custody of the children all I see coming of this is the judge awarding bm a specific amount of time each month with the kids. If she has not been in the picture for a number of years and just showed up recently it is even less likely she will get the children.

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