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My brother lives in Minnesota he and his girlfriend have a 2

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my brother lives in Minnesota he and his girlfriend have a 2 year old daughter. Girlfriend is an alcoholic drinks vodka day and night and gets violent. Police have been called.
JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?
Customer: No don't have the money called today and they want $ 5000.00 up front
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: Police told him to take baby and leave he has no wear to go family is in Oregon
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  originallawyer replied 4 months ago.

Thanks for your question! I am working on your answer. This service is for information only. I cannot give you legal advice. Please stand by!

Expert:  originallawyer replied 4 months ago.

This is the web address for low cost and pro bono legal help in Minnesota. http://www.lawhelpmn.org/.

If he can't get help there, he might need to travel to Oregon and try to establish residency there and get a court case there. Either way, at this point, he needs to do whatever he can to get a Judge to give him custody of his daughter. Not all lawyers will want 5,000 upfront, so he can also keep shopping around on sites like Avvo.com.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
can he take his daughter with him she is not safe with her and he will be staying with his parrents
Expert:  originallawyer replied 4 months ago.

Yes, if there is no existing court order that gives her custody, he is free to take her with him if he's on the birth certificate.