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Q: What options do I have in getting a legal joint custody order put in place, and if any, how do I begin proceedings?

I do pay child support. I have been an integral part of the child's life since birth.(9/23/2011) the only reason it's not now,is covid-19. The mother let our daughter go to "a trusted friends house", so she could have someone to play with while all of this is going on despite... Read more »

Paul E. Tennison
Paul E. Tennison answered on Apr 29, 2020

You should consult with a local family law attorney. From the facts, as you describe them, it seems as if there is no parenting plan that has ever been established by a court order. If this is the case, you will likely need to file a Petition to Establish Parentage in the county juvenile court... Read more »

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Q: I have a parenting plan with my ex husband, I am concerned about travel from home to home due to COVID-19.

I have offered to give him days if I hold onto the kids until COVID clears, he declined and wants to pass them from house to house. What are my rights? He and his wife are currently working, his wife works in healthcare, and they have 2 additional daughters who attend daycare. I have a daughter and... Read more »

Bob G Huddleston Jr.
Bob G Huddleston Jr. answered on Mar 29, 2020

To answer your question, you have a right to seek an Emergency Protective Custody Order that may or may not be granted.

Once filed, you would be set for an Emergency PCO hearing. At the hearing you would need to establish that the facts and circumstances are sufficient to lead an...
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