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My wife and I have a 10 year old daughter which my wife has full custody. I am the stepfather and have been in her life since she was 2. Her biological father has visitation every other weekend. When Iwent to pick her up they were not there. I called and he said she was staying with him and he was going back to court. By doing this she will miss school. What are our options?

Lawyer's Assistant: What steps have been taken? Have any papers been filed in family court?

She gained full custody when she was 3

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

CA

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We want to know how to get her back.He by court order is not allowed to drive her anywhere

Submitted: 3 months ago.Category: Family Law
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Family Lawyer: Phillips Esq., Attorney-at-Law replied 3 months ago

Your Question:

My wife and I have a 10 year old daughter which my wife has full custody. I am the stepfather and have been in her life since she was 2. Her biological father has visitation every other weekend. When Iwent to pick her up they were not there. I called and he said she was staying with him and he was going back to court. By doing this she will miss school. What are our options?

Response: Go there with the Custody/Visitation Order, then call the Police to help you retrieve the child. If the Police refuses to assist, your wife should immediately file Emergency Motion for Order for him to immediately release the child. He has no right to do what he did.

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