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What are my chances in the State of New Jersey of getting custody of my 2-year-old granddaughter as she has been living with me since May and her parents basically abandoned her. They don’t even call me to ask how she is doing or anything.
You need to talk to a local family law attorney. The attorney will be able to provide you with legal options regarding a legal child custody option that best fit your situation. If both parents still have parental rights, it may be hard to obtain full custody without their permission.