My question involves a child custody case from the State of: New York
Ok so I want to help my girlfriend get back her 5 yr old daughter from the childs father and his mother. My girlfriend is 25 yrs old and had stable housing until the birth of her child when my girlfriends mother kicked her out.. At that time the father of the child was incarcerated and the grandmother (fathers mother) allowed my girlfriend to stay there with her child. They had their owwn issues and my girlfriend could not take any more so she decided to leave and roomed with a friend in a 2 bedroom but left the child with the grandmother because she didnt want to jump from house to house with her daughter until she found her own place.
Seeing as the child was being well taken care of at her grandmothers my girlfriend never removed the child from there. The father was released in late 2010 and since his release he has made it difficult for my girlfriend to see her daughter. We were all supposed to plan something several weeks ago for the childs 5th birthday which is today but he decided to take the daughter to jersey on his own and plan something himself and has not been answering her phone calls so that she can pick up the child to be with her for a while. Currently my girlfriend is out of work but was going to school and is staying with me.. She has custody of her child and he is not on the birth certificate but the child has his last name. I know she has to obtain work and get her own place but can she get her daughter with the police and go into a family shelter and get help with getting back on her feet? What issues may the courts present since the child has been in their household?
The father has no job, has a GED which he got in jail.. Like i said he is refusing to allow my girlfriend to see her daughter and she wants to get her back. She was adopted and led a difficult life but i love her very much and will help her with everything she needs to do to get her daughter