My sister has 3 kids and is currently living with the babies father's mother. The father is unemployed and has no money, he has blown thru her life savings and she is now looking for work to support her kids. She has one month old twins and a 14 month old, and needs to get away from this loser of a man but he continues to tell her that she can go but not with the kids. What are her legal rights and what would he have to do to stop her. I have offered to take her in and help her out with the kids while she gets back on her feet but she lives in NJ and I live in AZ can she just leave??
Family Law Attorney
I am not licensed in Arizona, but in California. Has paternity been legally established? Are there any court orders? She may be able to move if there are no court orders. However, she MUST talk to an Arizona attorney to get specific information about her rights.
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