I have an 11 year old daughter, and a year and half ago I accepted a position with my company in another state. At the time, my daughter and I lived in TN and my mother and daughter had a really close relationship, usually my daughter would stay the weekends and holidays with my mom.
Not knowing for sure how things were going to work out with my job in the other state, and because my mom offered to homeschool my daughter to "catch her up", I agreed to let my daughter stay with my mom at most until I was sure things were or weren't going to work out in TX. And so my mom could legally homeschool my daughter I had to sign over temporary guardianship. For some reason, my mother did this through a GA court.
Fast forward to present time, and things did not work out in TX and I moved back to TN. Now that things are back to the way they were a year and half ago, I would like to have my daughter back. But, my mother is not allowing me to get her back and says that I will need to take her to court to get her back.
I'm starting to get desperate because my mother will not even let me see my daughter. The probate court in GA where the paperwork is filed told me that I would need a lawyer to dissolve the temporary guardianship and most of the lawyers I speak with want $1000 retainer fee just to get started - With the move and all I just don't have that kind of money laying around, but am starting save up, I just fear that the longer I have to wait to take this to court or even begin to file the paperwork, the worse it is going to look on me timewise. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you for taking the time to read this.