Q: My best friend is being raped by her husband and needs to leave state with her two kids. She lives in Mississippi.
I need to figure out how to get them legally out of state. They are coming to Michigan and I want to make sure that we do this right.
A: This is a terrible situation. I am assuming the two children are also your friend's husband's children. There is no law prohibiting her travel out of state with her children. If Michigan is where she has friends or family, that is the logical destination for her on a temporary basis. If she intends to re-locate to Michigan, that is a different story and will require a more complicated and detailed answer concerning child custody jurisdiction. Also, you friend needs to call law enforcement in Mississippi immediately if she if being raped. If he is arrested and later convicted of a crime, your friend's custodial posture will be less complicated.
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