Grandparents can only go to court for "grandparents rights" if they are denied seeing the grandchild/children. Then you can get visitation with the child, but not custody. Child support is out of the question for you and I agree with the first answerer on he can't get it from your daughter if your daughter signed over rights. I suppose you need some sort of proof that he has denied you seeing your grandchild and all of the other photos and proof of you seeing her in the past will help your case. Contact an attorney immediately! Don't let some girlfriend of his push you around, she will have to get used to the idea, not you get used to her not wanting you to see your grandchild. Good Luck! Please let us know how it goes.
Well usually the settlement funds will be paid to the lawyer representing you and they cut you a check less their fees.
What was you agreement with the lawyer? Are you paying for a set number of hours or on a contingency.
And yeah, with that kind of cash at your age, just blowing it on x-box and clothes would be a waste. Might I suggest, if you pay the lawyer hid fees (let's say $600) take $400 of your remaining cash and spending it on games, candy, or whatever, but put the $1000 into a savings account. Think of how much cooler it'll be to be able to use that money on a car in high school in 3-4 years.