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We live in Missouri. Our daughter is 16 years old, and recently

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We live in Missouri. Our daughter is 16 years old, and recently got married with our consent. Her biological father continues to pursue a change in custody and relocating her to Arizona, despite the fact that emancipation is automatic upon marriage in AZ. He has gotten a judge to schedule two hearings despite the marriage emancipation. What can happen?
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Chris T., JD replied 6 months ago.
Hello. I'll be happy to assist you. Do you know what the nature or purpose of the hearings are supposed to be?
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
A change of Parenting time/visitation/custody.
Expert:  Chris T., JD replied 6 months ago.
Frankly, if she's exempted from custody due to her marriage, there isn't much the judge can do at the hearing, except determine that she is, indeed, properly and legally married. In other words, you need to come to the hearing prepared to prove up her marriage. If the judge does, for some reason, attempt to proceed as if she's still married, you can appeal that decision, and you would almost certainly win.
Expert:  Chris T., JD replied 6 months ago.
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