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If a childs father lives out of state and takes him out of state without any legal papers

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if a childs father lives out of state and takes him out of state without any legal papers drawn up will the legal mother have problems getting her child back in the state she lives in. The mother is trusting the father, it's just a verbal agreement between them
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There may be issues only if the parents begin to argue. Without custody orders in place, either parent has a right to the child, which also means keeping the child away from the other parent. Because most of the time, informal sharing leads to quarrels, the parties normally end up getting formal orders through the legal system.
So if the father takes the child and refuses to give the child back, the mother can do nothing, really, but go to court to seek a custody order formally. Otherwise, informal verbal agreements are simply not binding.
Also note that if the child lives outside of ND for 6+ months continuously, then the jurisdiction for child custody will be THAT state, and not ND.
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