Child Custody

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Question: I am not married but have been dating and living with my boyfriend in his moms basement. We got in a fight and I wanted to leave but he refused to allow me to take the baby. What do I do legally to get temp custody until we figure out custody??

Answer:

To obtain temporary custody you will need to file a motion for Temporary Orders. Temporary Orders for custody (known as legal decision making in Arizona) can be filed at the same time or after the Petition to Establish Legal Decision Making, Parenting Time and Support. Court forms are available at the Superior Court in the county where you reside.

 

If you would like legal advice regarding facts specific to your situation, please consult an attorney. A list of attorneys licensed to practice law in Arizona can be found at www.azbar.org. Arizona has three general services Legal Aid organizations which cover different regions of the state. Community Legal Services (800) 852-9075 covers Maricopa, Mohave, Yavapai, Yuma and LaPaz Counties. Southern Arizona Legal Aid (800) 640-9465 covers Southern Arizona. DNA People’s Legal Services (800) 789-7287 covers Northern Arizona. Veterans who meet the income eligibility requirement can receive a free consultation with an attorney. Please call our Legal Learn line at (866) 637-5341 for more information.

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  • I am not married but have been dating and living with my boyfriend in his moms basement. We got in a fight and I wanted to leave but he refused to allow me to take the baby. What do I do legally to get temp custody until we figure out custody??

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