My question involves a child custody case from the State of: Florida
My granddaughter is 15. Her dad lives in another state, and would be glad to give up custody if it means no more child support. Her mother (our daughter) doesn't want her except occasionally on a weekend. The mother will not give up custody, because she will have to give up the child support (none of which has come to help her child). I need to be able to do things like get my grandchild medical insurance and sign for her learner's permit. I couldn't care less about the money, I just need to be able to legally help her do normal teen things like driving.
If you've got any ideas at all, please share. I've looked over the emancipation law for FL, and it doesn't fit this case. What constitutes abandonment? Could we file under the grounds that her mother provides no material support?
Thanks in advance for any help you are able to give.