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Good afternoon. That is weird. Do you know why the Judge is saying you must have an attorney?
I have never heard of such a thing. As the father, you have a legal right to file a motion a modify custody and can ask the Judge to allow your daughter to live with you. You would need to show it is in her best interest and at 17, the Judge could even speak with her to see what her thoughts are and how she feels and why she wants to relocate. Below is the form which you can likely use, so review it to make sure you filed the proper motion
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I just wanted to follow up and see if you had any other questions or needed me to clarify something. I am here to help, so please let me know. Thanks!
My pleasure. Please just make sure when we are done, that you rate my help at the top, so the site gives me credit. If the clerk will not let you file, there has to be a reason why. It would be in the clerks system and you need to specifically ask them what the reason/basis is. The courts are open to the public, so unless the Judge issued an order, you should be able to. If not, then you would want and need to contact the Chief / Head Judge of the court, so this can be looked into. Moreover, you may need to appear in person and pull the court file to see what has been ordered by the Judge. The clerk can only act if ordered by the Judge, so I am inclined to be believe the Judge may have issued an order and you would want to know what it was and the basis, so you can respond and attack it.