My stepson has a minor child with an ex-girlfriend. She currently lives in North Carolina and he lives in Georgia. She has primary custody via court order. She is planning to move soon to Iowa with her current boyfriend and it is believed that she is going to leave the child with her parents here. Is there a point where it would be considered abandonment of the child and my stepson can assume full custody?
As a followup question…can we as grandparents file for custody at any point after a period of time where she does not return to pick up the child and believe it will be in the best interest of the child for him to be with us?