Jon, thank you for the additional information. To get a court order for custody, you must file forms at the Clerk’s Office. The forms you need depend on your situation. If you are married to the other parent then you would likely need to file a divorce
or legal separation
or a Petition for Custody and Support of Minor Children or if you are not married to the other parent, then a parentage
action. The clerk of court would have these forms. In addition, here is a link with the forms for you to review and select based upon the situation. http://www.courts.ca.gov/forms.htm?filter=PA It is important to remember that the Judge is always going to act in the best interest of the child
. Based upon what you stated above, if the mother
is out 4-5 times a week, at night and the child is being neglected or in danger, there is a basis to remove the child from the home and place him in your care, until this can be resolved.
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