What should I expect at a Guardianship Hearing?

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I am scheduled to go to court for a guardianship hearing. My mom's condition has already been verified by her doctor, a lawyer, psychologist and a social worker. I am told that there will even be a jury at this hearing. What questions are asked at a guardianship hearing?

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She did get a divorce, or she would have to in order to get the kids back?
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The children can't wait to get out of foster care. They want to get bacm to their own church and don't mind coming to live with me. I am sure they would prefer going home to their mother but for some reason the court doesn't like this. She had to get a divorce and her own place that was suitable for her kids.
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oh, my, Jansheen, this is a difficult situation but I still believe - or at least in the case of my neighbor - that your daughter could still just sign the children over to you, although, with you living out of state, might be where the issue is, at least as in the case of the op's question, that was an issue there as well, something we get very concerned about with our granddaughter, with mom's family being out of state as well. What are the children themselves having to say about it?
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You have been there, but you are not a party to the proceedings I take it. If you were, you would be up front where you can hear and speak. Now that you are in an open court room, bear in mind that the media may show up. I hope you know how ugly that can get.
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There is one problem....there was no court reporter and hearings were in the judges chambers.. We contacted the attorney general and NOW there are audio and video recordings and ALL proceedings will be held in an open court room. I have been there every time, but was refused to hear anything. The attorney has had a hard time getting any info either.
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Jansheen, I think you are not getting all the facts from your daughter. She has chosen this man over her children, which is highly unusual. Have a long discussion with an attorney and have the attorney get ALL the evidence and share it with you.
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Sorry,hit post. The daughter has had a rough life and all of us tried to make her feel welcome. She called my daughter mom and we had a nice Christmas. She started getting weird around the first of the year. She was sneeking out at night through the bedroom window and meetng boys and smoking pot and drinking. When her dad came home early one evening from night shift he caught her and grounded her. Then she started saying that she was being bullied at school and her dad had to go get her because "she was too upset to finish the day" (@ 9-10am. On one occasion in February she called and again he got her. Her mother was on her way from work and she called and said that something terrible happened. When my daughter got home her other two kids were home from school and the step daughter said her father had touched her. My grandson was there and he said she was lying. My daughter is a very intelligent person and has been working at UK for over five years and is a principle in medical billin in cardiac care. She has always been a good person and mother. She e,xplaind. that she would have to take her to the hospital to be checked out.
Nothing showed up on the rape kit but the court has accused her of not getting her to the hospital in timely manner hence "child neglect" was put down, the children removed without even trying to contact a family member. That was all over a year ago. What are my resources in regards to charging them?? Or demanding the children be released to me. The stepdaughter went to stay with her grandmother and 16 year old aunt.
Sorry for the rant again. Thanks for any help or suggestions.
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You're writing skills are better than most posters on the site. . As a former educator I highly doubt you are mildly retarded. You appear extremely intelligent to me.
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My daughter married a man that had a previous record ( contributing to the deliquency of a minor) He did his ti e and completed his probation before they were married. The state of Ohio released him from future reporting. They moved to Ky. to care for her father in law, who is not capable of living alone. Everything was going fine until her husband decided to attemp to get his daughter from a previous relationship. She was in foster care in Tn. The judge in Tn. gave him full custody
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They can do this, Jansheen, if they have strong evidence that your daughter is an unfit mother and that continuing to live with her puts the children at risk.

Is your daughter perhaps mentally ill? Is she addicted to drugs? Does she expose the children to criminal activity and/or unsavory characters coming into her home? Taking children away from a natural parent is an extreme step that most Child Welfare Departments take only reluctantly and after other attempts have been made to improve the safety of the children's situation right where they are.

In your situation, I would want to know FROM THE AUTHORITIES, (not from daughter) exactly why the courts are involved, and what the expectations are of the appointed guardian (you).

"How long" you will have the children before they MIGHT be returned to their mother will depend on why they were removed from her and what steps have been taken to to rectify the situation. For example, if the mom is mentally ill and can't be stabilized with treatment, the children might never be returned to her.

(Where is the father in this picture?)

How do you feel about taking the children in? Are you prepared to be their parent for possibly the next 10 years?

You say that your daughter has not been charged with anything. If you feel the removal of her children from her was not justified and she is capable of providing a safe and caring home for them, then she needs a lawyer back in her state, not Ohio. Can you help her with that?

My heart goes out to you. I don't know what kind of relationship you have with your daughter, but seeing your grandchildren in this situation must be extremely stressful for you.
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