How do you petition to get custody of your child?

Answer Answer File a habeas corpus lawsuit in the appropriate state court in the county where the minor child resides.

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How to Petition for Child Custody?

Filing for custody of a child is one way to ensure that you are the legal guardian and caregiver for the child. Each state has different child custody laws, so it is important to file the paperwork... Read More »

What if the courts petition to take away your parental rights can your spouse file a petition to adopt that child?

No. Anyone adopted over the age of 16 does not automatically get US citizenship. Sorry.

Is there a statute of limitations to petition for child custody?

Although state laws differ on how they decide custody cases, there is no statute of limitations for filing a petition for custody. The only restriction is that the child or children must still be u... Read More »

Can your ex-wife petition for physical custody of your 16-year-old son?

Answer Yes, any biological parent who has not had their parental rights terminated by the court can file a lawsuit (petition) for custodial rights to their minor child.