My question involves a child custody case from the State of: Alabama
My 15 yr old son and 16 yr old girlfriend have a baby girl due in August. My husband and I, the paternal grandparents, plan to file guardianship on belt of our son. Long story short, our home, financial status, educational levels, etc are much more favorable for caring for a child than the maternal grandparents situation. Neither of the parents, my son or the girlfriend, have job or even drivers license. The mother of the child has told me her family plans to sign the baby up for government assistance checks and any assistance available to them. We can care for the baby on our sons behalf without any of that.
My question is: Wouldn't a court immediately appoint a guardian in this case considering the age and statuses of the parents?
What factors are taken into consideration when a court is deciding the best plan/placement for a baby?
*Our plan is NOT to take the baby from my son or the mother. It's simply to file for guardianship to help care for the child until they can finish high school and properly care for,a child by themselves.*