Dallas, TX asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Texas

Q: Can my daughter's mother take my daughter and not let leave with her

She keeps saying I can come down there and visit her but I'm not on any visitation papers or anyting and I don't want visitation I want to actually pick up my daughter and go to my house and bring her back in a day or so I'm on the birth certificate she's my daughter I just don't know what to do I've been trying and trying to do this and get her to let me take her with me she's 2 months old been trying for a month now she's trying to say she's been there the whole time she has not let me take her once I visited with her multiple times but we argue about everything so I leave because I do not want to argue and stress our baby out what should I do

2 Lawyer Answers
Jonathan Tanaka
Jonathan Tanaka
Answered
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Harker Heights, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: Thanks for your question! I would suggest that you reach out to a local family law attorney in your area (Dallas) as soon as possible.

If there has not been prior court orders, you will need to pursue legal action to establish paternity and visitation, custody, and child support matters. That's where the attorney can assist you.

Sharita Blacknall
Sharita Blacknall
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Answered
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Dallas, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: Hire a lawyer to establish paternity, child support, a geographic restriction and a visitation schedule.

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