Arkadelphia, AR asked in Child Custody for Arkansas

Q: If no custady is legally set can on parent legally pick up the kids from school and keep them without returning them

I've had my kids all their life them with no help or contact with thier father until recently. Me and my husband moved to arkadelphia and the kids stayed with thier father until we could get on our feet and now he wnot give them back.

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Stewart Whaley

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  • Fayetteville, AR
  • Licensed in Arkansas

A: Where you married to him when the children were born or has he legally established paternity in another fashion (acknowledgement of paternity at birth, OCSE enforcement case, etc)?

He may have no parental rights in the first place.

In that case he would have the same right that I do. Zero.

If he is established as the legal father, file an action for custody/visitation. Hire an attorney for that.

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