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Help! My granddaughter received a notice on the door tonight that there is an emergency custody hearing tomorrow morning. We knew nothing of this. 1) Can they do this that fast without her knowing or getting legal representation? The Petition is to take immediate custody of the 6 month old child.
2) the Judge that this is before is a Personal friend of the other parties' father and goes fishing and stuff with them. Is this allowable?
Background - daughter is 17, father is 17. Child is 6 months old. Father's mother has threatened the mother since the baby was born that she was going to get custody. Mother and her mother got into a fight 2 months ago and baby was in the room. Baby was not hurt. Mother and her mother reconciled. Up until that time, the father and his mother had visitation with the baby but paid no child support. Baby's father's mother wanted the mother and baby to move in with her family but baby's mother wanted to stay with her family. Tension was high and baby's mother stopped letting the father's family have visitation for many reasons. One, father did not visit with the child, he just left his mother do it. Two, father's mother would leave and go out of town without telling baby's mother and when she would come to pick up the child, he would not be there.
The baby's mother is terrified that they will take the baby from her. She does have a juvenile history (shoplifting & fighting) but the father also has a juvenile record (drugs).
3) What is the possibility that the baby would be taken from the mother?
It appears that the baby's grandmother (father's mother) is the one that wants the baby more than the father does. He was recently in a bad 4-wheeler accident and is currently in a brace and can not even lift the baby so it would be up to his mother to take care of the child.
BTW, at the time the mother was pregnant, the father's family tried to get her to give the baby up for adoption to the father's aunt.
They have tried every means possible to get this child.
NEED HELP FAST OR SOME ADVICE ON HOW TO GET THE HEARING RESCHEDULED UNTIL WE CAN GET A LAWYER.