A: By default, your daughter, as the parent of a child born out-of-wedlock, has sole legal custody of the child and may make decisions on the child's behalf. However, if you feel the child is truly in danger and/or have evidence of the same, you can contact CPS to request an investigation, and you can also request to become the child's guardian either on a temporary or permanent basis. Speak with an attorney to help you through this.
A: Very sorry to hear about your son, I hope he makes a full recovery. Regarding the custody questions, if the father is not exercising the time he is entitled to under the current order, you may consider requesting a modification of the order to something that better fits the situation. Also, on support, if he is not paying, you can file a petition for the court to find him in contempt. You should consider speaking with an experienced family law attorney to get more specifics on your case.
A: Typically yes, but that could change depending on a whole variety of factors (judge leaves, one party changes residency to another county, etc.). If you are considering a modification, you should consult with an attorney to determine your best options.