Flat Rock, MI asked in Child Custody for Michigan

Q: A friends father of her 4 kids took the kids to washington where does she file for custody? Michigan or washington?

My friend went to jail for 3 weeks during that time he took their four kids to washington. And now refuses to let her even talk to them. There is no court order currently in place and he is the father on the birth certificates. Now that she is home she wants to file for custody but we dont know where we need to do it. Here in michigan where the kids have been living or washington where he took them to .

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1 Lawyer Answer

Neil Colman

Answered
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Clinton Township, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: Hire an experienced family law attorney who can file in the county where you reside and he/she could file motion seeking an Order requiring that the kids be returned to the State of Michigan, since Michigan is their home state.

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