What to do if my husband’s son lives with my husband’s mother and we are now trying to figure out how to get custody of him?

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What to do if my husband’s son lives with my husband’s mother and we are now trying to figure out how to get custody of him?

He is 13 and has lived with his grandmother for 11 years. My husband’s parental rights were never taken. The grandmother has him because he was taken from his bio-mother because she was unfit and at the time my husband wasnt financially stable to have him. What is the chance of him getting custody of him?

Asked on December 28, 2012 under Family Law, Washington

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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

I suggest that you and your spouse consult with a family law attorney about the quest you have. Given the fact that your son has resided with his grandmother for the past eleven (11) years presumably through a custody order and he is now a teenager, unless he wishes to reside with you, the chances of gaining physical custody over him seems remote based upon what you have written.


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