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I am getting involved with my newphew and his son.

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I am getting involved with my newphew and his son. Ken, the father of a 1 1/2 yr old named Logan is suffering serious relationship troubles with the mother named Jen. Jen has taken Logan out of the shared apartment with Ken & Logan. Jen (the mother) has no vehicle, no money, no extra clothing or food for the child Logan. The police as of yesterday advised the father Ken to allow the mother to take the son for a day (probably to see if the situation would resolved itself with time). Action and advise is necessary immediately. What is the next course of action? Thank you. Aunt Penny
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Attorney & Mediator replied 9 years ago.
Could you please clarify what has happened as you are asking for action and information that is necessary, but I am not clear on what grounds?

Has the mother now refused to return the child? Is that the problem.

Customer: replied 9 years ago.
Yes, the mother is refusing to give the child to the father.
Expert:  Attorney & Mediator replied 9 years ago.
Thank you for your response and reply to my questionCustomer

The father needs to file for custody of the child. As there are currently no court orders in place the police will not help in returning the child back to your nephew. Unfortunately the custody forms are not available online for me to give you the link, so your nephew needs to go to the family court or probate court in the county were he lives to get the custody forms to fill out and to begin the court hearing.

In the custody forms he needs to request temporary placement with him while the parents work out on parenting arrangment on behalf of the child.

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