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Hey my father is seekiing...
Hey my father is seekiing custody ofmy child wat will happen if i don't go to court
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Immigration Law
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I am sorry to hear about this situation. If the parent whose custody is being challenged does not show up to Court, the Court may rule in the other party's (your father's) favor automatically by default. As such, one wants to show up for any hearing the Court may have scheduled, and generally wants to reply to any pleading. Simply ignoring the situation is not going to make it go away, I am afraid - it may only hand him an easy "victory" in Court.

Finally, using counsel is recommended, but not mandatory. Let me know if you need leads for pro bono/low cost counsel in CA.

Good luck.

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