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Q: Can a parent take child away from nonparent if they didn't raise him?

I have my cousins child and she wants him back. We didn't go to court.

Alan Solomon answered on Jun 17, 2018

Yes unless you have a court order for custody, parents have superior rights. If the natural parents are harmful to the child go file an emergency motion. If it is simply not in child's best interest file for custody immediately

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Q: Is there a difference between physical and legal custody?

Mark Oakley answered on Jun 12, 2018

Yes, and it's an important difference.

Physical custody refers to the the parent's custodial right to have the child in their care, during whatever time frames the court order directs, or during all times when the other parent is not afforded specific times for visitation/custody with the...
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Q: If there is no custody agreement, can grandparents refuse to allow father to see child? Mom is out of town.

Ali Shahrestani, Esq. answered on Aug 22, 2017

Is there a custody order from a court? More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/... Read more »

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Q: Can i withdraw my child from school?

We both have shared joint & legal physical& sole custody with visitation rights but I'm not on nothing of hers. The dad enrolled her in school but they said i can't withdraw her from school until i show them proof.

Ali Shahrestani, Esq. answered on Aug 22, 2017

What do the court orders say about that? More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/... Read more »

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Q: Me and my fiance what to file for full custody of our children how can we do this in DC

No one else is trying to file we just want ful custody for our piece of minds

Ali Shahrestani, Esq. answered on Aug 2, 2017

You file for custody in court. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications... Read more »

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Q: What can I do if my son who's is 9 wants to come home and his dad won't let him neither of us have court order custody

He went to finish the school year no his father's cut all contact no number to reach him no address and I try to call via face book no answer neither of us have a court ordered custody threw the courts and his father just recently started coming back around he been in and out all his life since 8... Read more »

Ali Shahrestani, Esq. answered on Jul 26, 2017

You can file for custody rights in court. If the dad abducted your child, you can report that to the police. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my... Read more »

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Q: My baby daddy just left me. We are not marry. Can I go to court to get any help from him?

His mother wants to visit my baby too much is that an obligation? Lets say we go to court to fight custody is that something the judge will agree with him? I dont think thats necessary because I'm his mother and he is the dad nobody else should be visiting my baby if I dont want to...

Ali Shahrestani, Esq. answered on Jul 26, 2017

You can file for custody and child support in court. The mom can file for grandparent visitation rights. Why do you oppose that? More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read... Read more »

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Q: My brother and mother got into a fight but it was her fault and she was arrested can she kick him out if he is underage?

Ali Shahrestani, Esq. answered on Feb 14, 2017

That may be considered child abuse if she kicks him out and/or if she has been beating him. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors,... Read more »

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Q: Me and my child dad have share joint custody now in DC but he wants to reopen the case and get full custody but if I was

To move to another state like md or va and go file for full custody once I move will I get it or do I have to wait until we go to court in DC once he reopen the case

Ali Shahrestani, Esq. answered on Jan 14, 2017

Jurisdiction of the case may remain in DC unless you move and establish new residency elsewhere under the UCCJEA or similar law. The dad might rightly oppose a move-away if it conflicts with his time with the child. Kids need both parents, say developmental psychologists; and the law uses equal... Read more »

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