Baltimore, MD asked in Family Law for Maryland

Q: If i live in maryland and me and my girlfriend have custody but not thru the courts can she take my 2 year old son to

florida and if i open a custody hearing case does she have to come back here until we go to court

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  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: Maryland will have jurisdiction of the matter up to six months after she leaves the state. The court will determine if she must return. A temporary hearing may be required to resolve that issue. I strongly recommend you find local counsel and file to legalize the child and to obtain custody/visitation as soon as possible. It is logistically better to file and serve her before she leaves the state.

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