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WA Family Court - What Happens if Grandparents Cannot Care for Child?

Discussion in 'Family Law Forum' started by Alias101, 27 June 2016.

  1. Alias101

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    A 3-year-old child has 2 parents, both in jail. Dad sentenced to 20+ years. Mum hasn't had a trial yet but is expected to go away for 8+ years. The paternal grandparents have the 3-year-old girl in their care after going to family court. They are elderly and know they can't care for her long term. Family friends are willing to care for her along with their own children.

    What needs to happen? Do they go back to family court to vary the order? Does this then allow the maternal grandma to kick up a stink?
     
  2. AllForHer

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    What did the Court order in the way of parental responsibility? Did the parents retain parental responsibility, or has it been granted to the grandparents?
     
  3. Alias101

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    Well, they're in jail and both for ages, so I'm assuming parental responsibility is part of the deal. The little girl lives with paternal grandparents but has every Saturday night and Sunday with the maternal grandparents as decided by the court
     

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