Can I get full custody of my grandchild if the parents are 16 and 18?

Asked on November 10, 2012 under Family Law, Arkansas


B.H.F., Member, Texas State Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

The right to custody won't be automatic, but if neither parent is emotionally mature enough to be a parent to the child, then you would have a good chance of getting custody of your grandchild.  If they can demonstrate an ability to provide and care for their child, then no, you would not be granted custody.  The final decision will turn on what is in the best interest of the child.

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