My question involves guardianship in the State of: California
My son has had an extremely difficult relationship with the mother of his son. She moved over 7 hours away and took him with her when he was a few weeks old. She would go into hiding making it impossible to know where my grandson was. He's only seen his father in real life once when he was about 2. He's 4 now and we only recently found out that for the last year or so he has been living with his maternal grandmother on the East Coast. We've been told that she (his maternal grandmother) has guardianship of him due to some kind of CPS intervention that she stepped in on so he wouldn't be taken by the state. My son was told nothing of any of this. We only found out by accident. My son has always wanted a relationship with his son and has gone through a lot of mental anguish due to his inability to have time with him. Once we found out he was with his maternal grandmother my son made contact with her and has since been talking to his son 2-3 times daily on Skype or telephone. His grandmother said that she is at a point where she wants him to be with his parents because he is confused and especially missing having a Daddy. We sent money to fly him out with his grandmother so he would get some one on one time but now that he is back out here they are with his mom and the conversation has changed. All of a sudden it's not ideal for them to come and visit. I feel as if my son is being manipulated and lied to. How do we find out what the real truth is? What are his rights as a father? He really wants to be full-time father and have custody. How do we do this? Any help would be greatly appreciated.