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Question: I want to file for full custody of my children. Their father judt up and left nine months ago and have not tried to have contact with them. Now out of the blue he wants to come back and see them. He was emotionally abusive to my son and I. even physically sometimes. So how can I protect my childern?

Answer: You most likely will need to file a modification of custody, visitation and child support. If you are in Maricopa County you can go to: https://www.superiorcourt.maricopa.gov/SuperiorCourt/Self-ServiceCenter/Forms/FamilyCourt/index.asp to download the forms at their self service center. You may want to consult with an attorney.

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  • I want to file for full custody of my children. Their father judt up and left nine months ago and have not tried to have contact with them. Now out of the blue he wants to come back and see them. He was emotionally abusive to my son and I. even physically sometimes. So how can I protect my childern?

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