District of Columbia Child Custody Questions & Answers

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

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for District of Columbia on
Answered on Jun 17, 2018
Alan Solomon's answer
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

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

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for District of Columbia on
Answered on Jun 12, 2018
Mark Oakley's answer
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 child. There is sole physical custody, where one parent is the primary custodian of the child, and the other parent is granted periods of visitation (including overnight visitation) with the child;...

Q: If there is no custody agreement, can grandparents refuse to allow father to see child? Mom is out of town.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for District of Columbia on
Answered on Aug 22, 2017
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
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/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education...

Q: Can i withdraw my child from school?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for District of Columbia on
Answered on Aug 22, 2017
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
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/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education...

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

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for District of Columbia on
Answered on Aug 2, 2017
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
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 on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law. This...

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

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Civil Rights for District of Columbia on
Answered on Jul 26, 2017
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
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 credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business &...

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

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for District of Columbia on
Answered on Jul 26, 2017
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
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 more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas...

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?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for District of Columbia on
Answered on Feb 14, 2017
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
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, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child...

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

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for District of Columbia on
Answered on Jan 14, 2017
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
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 time with both parents as a fundamental starting point of inquiry when determining custody rights. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me on my law...

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