In the state of FL... a child born out of wedlock.. was living with grandma and dad lives next door mother
one day comes to visit child and takes him out of state and leaves him at her uncle's house... Uncle and his family refuse to give child back to Dad...when this happened dad immediately went to court to establish paternity
legally and ask for custody etc...is it possible for him to ask for an emergency Pendent lite hearing in order to get the child back from out of state until the final custody is decided?
JA: OK. The Family Lawyer
will need to help you with this. Have you consulted a lawyer yet?
Customer: no...I am asking on behalf of a friend who is experiencing this issue..
JA: Please tell me everything you can about this issue so the Family Lawyer can help you best.
Customer: As I mentioned, child just turned 2 years old.. mom and dad were not married when the baby was born...both parents and extended family
live next door to each other so the child has lived w/mostly grandma and dad after mom left... Mom asked if she could take child to dinner..was told yes and she picked the boy up... drove to TN and left her son w/her Uncle then came back the next day and that is how dad and extended family found out where the child was... Dad has tried to get child back from the family in TN to no avail... since they were all living together a court order was not established...father went and filed to establish paternity and request sole custody
of the child etc... mother was served on 28 Feb... Family in TN refuses to return child and police in TN state they can not do anything unless Dad has a court order
JA: Is there anything else the Family Lawyer should be aware of?
Customer: not that I am aware of.
JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Family Lawyer about your situation and connect you two.