My question involves grandparents rights in the State of: California
I am expecting a child in March. My boyfriend of two years (father of baby) was in an accident in August and is undergoing intensive rehabilitation for a brain injury. He currently cannot care for himself, and will not be self reliant for months, if at all. His mother and stepfather have POA.
His mother and stepfather plan to care for him in their home once he is released (I would like to care for him--with outside help--but they have said it's not an option), and his mother has now threatened to sue for visitation and possibly joint custody of our child, "on behalf of her son". My boyfriend does not have a positive relationship with his mother and stepfather (they are very manipulative), and he wouldn't want to be in their home let alone allow them to have access to his child, but right now he is unable to communicate that. I do not have a good relationship with them either.
I haven't spoken to her since she brought this up, and want to make sure I'm armed with as much information as possible when I do. She is also threatening to stop me from visiting my boyfriend. Everything is already uncertain enough, and I feel like I need to take her threat seriously.
Is there a chance she could get visitation (or joint custody if she pursues it)? And if she does get either, does that mean a judge would order me to send my newborn for overnight visits?