Asked in Child Custody for Mississippi

Q: Can a 3rd party take temporary custody of my child without any proof of neglect or abuse?

The court has issued temporary custody of my child on allegations of child abandonment and neglect however failed to provide any proof of this and I am restrained from having any contact with them until my next court date on Friday.

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Melissa L Gardner-Ardoin
Melissa L Gardner-Ardoin
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Olive Branch, MS
  • Licensed in Mississippi

A: You do not say which court entered the order removing your child. The Court will usually err on the side of protecting the child on an emergency basis, but evidence had to have been presented to cause a Judge to make such a ruling. However, the hearing on Friday will be an opportunity to test the evidence presented and to bring your own evidence showing the contrary.

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