Centrelink Payments and Custody of Son?

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Rose Kolton

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My mother wants to be the carer of my 16 year old son. I have looked after and provided for him his entire life. He is still at school and plans to finish Year 12. I am a pensioner, sole parent. He chooses me to be his carer. Does she have any rights of him? Centrelink benefits I get for him. Does he have to sign documents. His grandmother is 85 years old.
 

Tim W

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her just wanting to be his carer is not enough.
Are there any family law aspects, or any care-and-protection questions about you as a parent in play?