Q: Me and my husband still married we seprated in 2013 yoingest was 8 months. i had to move back home to alabama due to
Not havint family in illinois i left 3 of my 4 daughters ygere my oldest has a differe ntfather i allowed my husband to come back and get her (shes the only father shes ever known) i trusted him i made the decision to do so bc i wasnt stable.. It didnt take me but about 3 months to get on my feet house car better paying job. We agreed to not do the whole court Custody.. Summer was starting and i ask to come get my girls and he told me id neber see them.. He told the courts supposibly i abandon my kids and they terminate my rights but i havent found any records or never was served with any paperwork its been 5 years.. Ive tried to find them.. He had me believe that no amount of money would win any custody case and i lost all my hope in seeing them u gave up.. I went down a bad path durint thay time and im.finally getting it back i dont want tgis to continue any longer i just need to know where and what to do to start this process
A: Hi! If the kids are in Illinois, you need to start either a custody or divorce case depending on whether you're married.
Once the case begins, the judge may schedule mediation which will be an opportunity to talk the father what you're hoping for.
There's no legal requirement you get a lawyer, but you may find navigating the court system difficult.
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