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Hi--if my ex has emergency/temporarily won sole physical custody, but not legal...she attempted suicide and got judge to think it was because of me..and we are pending a trial, while waiting for the trial, (and there is no emergency protection order)--1..can I still call her? He has blocked me from calling her at the hospital and seeing her. Lied to staff and said he had a protection order..and 2..since I still have jt legal custody, he can't block me from participating in the family meeting with social workers and talking to her docs can he?

Lawyer's Assistant: Family law varies by state. What state are you in?

Az

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Yes--not hired yet--little income

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That I have been the primary custodian her whole life...he has evaded giving me any w2 over last 10 years to adjust child support..I finally got a lawyer to force that, turns out he's making triple what he did...and now all this--hes asking for child support from me..a 22 year disabled vet with very limited income..can he take some of my disability? between he and new wife they make over 250k a year..I bring in 40k

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Thanks for your patience.

1. Yes, you can still call her unless the court has ordered you otherwise. If there is a protection order, and the protection order prohibits you from calling her, then you won't want to call her because you could be fined or imprisoned.

2. Generally, you can't be barred if you have joint legal custody; however, the terms of the protection order will likely override the terms of the custody order. You may need to get clarification from the judge before doing anything because the sheriff's department will probably arrest you and then get clarification.

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