Ogden, UT asked in Child Custody for Utah

Q: My parents kicked me out but kept my child. I want to go get her now but they won’t let me.

My husband and I had moved into my parents back in August of last year from St George so he could finish school at Weber. My parents made us sign a contract in order to move in- no drinking no smoking no cussing. And we werent paying rent . In December my husband left me so I was living with my parents just my daughter and I. I had a job at the time and I still currently have that job. In April I went to Vegas for a week to see my new boyfriend. I planned with my parents to watch my daughter while I was gone. When I came home they kicked me out because of the corona virus and that I had broken the contract. But they were keeping my daughter because now I am homeless and the corona virus was spreading so they wanted my daughter safe. Which I understood so I moved in with a friend. This was the middle of April. I have been living with my friend for the month and I just got a new apartment so I could get my daughter back and now they’re telling me I can’t have her yet. What can I do?

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Lane Wood
Lane Wood
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  • Divorce Lawyer
  • St. George, UT
  • Licensed in Utah

A: I am sorry to hear that you are going through this process. You may want to consider calling the police. Unless they have established guardianship over your daughter, they have no legal rights to keep her from you. If that is not successful, consider doing a consultation with an attorney who can provide more specific advice based upon the facts of your case.

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