Grandparents' Rights

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Question: i have lived with my grandparents since i was 13. The reason of that is because my dad was abusive so they took me out of his house and put me with my grandparents. I am now 16 and want my licsense but my dad still has all of his parental rights. I want to know if i can take all his custody over me away from him. my grandpa is too scared to go to court against him..is there anyway i can??

Answer:

 A parent whose rights are terminated loses the ability to act as a parent in any capacity. Such petitions are filed under Chapter 8 of the Arizona code - in juvenile court, not family court - and they generally require proof that a parent is entirely unfit. Severance petitions usually arise from proven accusations of serious child abuse or neglect, or complete abandonment by a missing parent.

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  • i have lived with my grandparents since i was 13. The reason of that is because my dad was abusive so they took me out of his house and put me with my grandparents. I am now 16 and want my licsense but my dad still has all of his parental rights. I want to know if i can take all his custody over me away from him. my grandpa is too scared to go to court against him..is there anyway i can??

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