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Heres my question: If you aren;t married to someone but have

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Heres my question:
If you aren;t married to someone but have a child (9) with them. Helped raise the child and live with them. But now one parent wants to move and take the child away, do you as the other parent have legal right to file for joint custody?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Roger replied 1 year ago.
Hi - my name is ***** ***** I'll be glad to assist. Yes, either parent can file to establish custody and visitation at anytime (before the child reaches adulthood). It's a good idea to get this done before the child and parent move in order to have the local court maintain jurisdiction over the case and the child.

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