I am a grandparent and my Son has died 4 years back, and my daughter in law taken the custody of the 5 year old child (my grandson), and staying with her parents in a different place. We (along with my younger son) used to visit the child frequently (once in 3 months) and speak over phone, and they used to bring the child to us 6 months once by pleasing/convincing my in-laws parents.
Now, my daughter In-law got re-married last year. But after that she is not answering our calls to speak to my grandson, and recently we came to know, that my grandson was been given custody to her parent who live in a different place, when I asked her father, he confirmed.
He does not get a shadow of his father, now he is going to miss the mothers love, Now he is living somewhere with her parents. when i requested to have my grandson for a week with us, it was denied by her father(they say they will come and show him and take back on the same day if needed), As a mother we believed she would be taking care of him even after the remarriage, We did not seek the legal services as long as my grandson stays with his mother. Now, what options are left with me (along with my younger son) who also wanted to take the custody of my grandson and provide education and all support for his wellness. My younger son is well educated working for a MNC in different state) is also married and have a kid.
What rights do we have over my grandson, and what is the possibility of gaining custody over my grandchild. Please guide, Thanks