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Question: i have a one year old son i am not married to the father as it turns out he is a mean drunk.i want to move back home to needles ,calif .. I am scared cause he tells me i cant leave with our son.CAN I LEAVE

Answer:

The following is provided for general information only. To find out how the law applies to a specific situation, contact an attorney directly. There are resources to help those in a Domestic Violence situation. If someone is in immediate danger, please call 911. The Arizona Coalition Against Domestic Violence can help with resources and referrals. That organization can be reached at 602-279-2900 or 1-800-782-6400 between the hours of 8:30 and 5:00, Monday through Friday. The national domestic violence hotline, which can be reached at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233), can also help. Additional information and resources are covered by the article, found elsewhere on this website, titled Domestic Violence Survivor’s Guide.

 

With regard to questions of custody and relocation, because each situation is unique, it is advisable to talk with an attorney. This website contains a booklet titled Things You Should Know About Child Custody and Parenting Time. Pages 18 and 19 contain helpful information pertaining directly to the issue of child custody between unmarried parents.

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  • i have a one year old son i am not married to the father as it turns out he is a mean drunk.i want to move back home to needles ,calif .. I am scared cause he tells me i cant leave with our son.CAN I LEAVE

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