Grandparents' Rights

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Question: my daughter is mother to my grandson. She is an amazing mother. However, due to my grandson's father not committing to sharing parental responsibilities, I have provided an abundance of caregiving when my daughter is not available due to working etc. I absolutely don't mind however, it has financially affected my business and time. May I legally sue my grandson's father for childcare?

Answer: If the father of your grandson did not agree to pay you for child care services you would not be able to imply an obligation that he did not assent to however, that does not mean that he is not financially responsible for his child. There may be instances where you would be able to receive payment if you can prove you lost wages or other circumstances because he failed to care for the child. You may wish to speak to an attorney about the specifics of your situation.

Your daughter may also ask for child support to help cover these cost if he is not currently paying it. If she is receiving child support and there has been a change in circumstances she may ask for a modification of the support order.


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