Goolsby Law Office | Richard Goolsby
We are family lawyers and child custody attorneys in Augusta, Georgia. You did not provide sufficient facts. We recommend you consult with a divorce/family law lawyer in your area and discuss all the facts and your rights and options. Good luck.
Answer Applies to: Georgia
Law Office of Michael W. Bugni | Jay W. Neff
There is probably is no way to accomplish what you want. The reality is that a biological parent is going to have rights to the child that are superior to that of a third party until such time as a court finds that parent unfit or until that parent's rights to the child have been terminated by the court. Further, most any change of "custody" to be enforceable is going to have to be approved by the court. Even if you could do what you are asking, it might not be a good idea. Imagine how the court and how the bio-mom are going to react when they find out that you have, essentially, hidden the child from them and interfered with the mother's rights. I imagine that such a fight would get pretty ugly pretty fast, and that you could well loose custody to the child.
Answer Applies to: Washington
Law Office of James Lentz | James Lentz
My best guess is that you are alluding to a grandparent power of attorney. The Grandparent POA is meant to be a temporary solution, and only allows the grandparent to assume the powers of the parent conveying the power of attorney. It is designed to permit a grandparent to take a child to a doctor or perhaqps on a short trip. The transfer you described is pemitted if nobody challenges it. Please seek counsel from a domestic relations attorney near you for more information.
Answer Applies to: Ohio
John E. Kirchner, Attorney at Law | John Kirchner
The only thing that a confined parent can do without a court hearing and notice to the other parent is to execute a power of attorney delegating parental authority to some third person. That will permit such things as consenting to medical care, but is not "signing over custody" and is not binding on the other parent if/when she learns of the situation. If there is no court order determining your custody and parenting rights, anything you do is not binding on the mother and you may not even have the legal authority to execute the power of attorney.
Answer Applies to: Colorado