Will a "do not consent" form or affidavit of truth hold up in court in family court?

I've been told that constitutional law prohibits the government from interfering with personal matters (custody case). And that it is a violation of my natural and unalienable rights and that I do not have consent to the court taking jurisdiction over my personal family matters.

Lakewood, CO -

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Karl J Geil

Karl J Geil

Family Law Attorney - Denver, CO
Answered

If you are referring to the group of people who call themselves "sovereign citizens" and believe they can simply "opt out" of various federal and state laws, then someone is selling you a bill of goods. If you take that approach, the case will move forward without your participation, and you will likely lose the ability to spend time with your children.

The 10th Amendment to U.S. Constitution leaves matters of family law, including child custody matters, to the states, because Congress was not empowered by Article I, Section 8, to legislate in those areas.

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Daniel Nelson Deasy

Daniel Nelson Deasy

General Practice Lawyer - Centennial, CO
Answered

Can you clarify? What is a "do not consent" affidavit?

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Matthew Thomas Majeski

Matthew Thomas Majeski

Divorce / Separation Lawyer - Woodbury, MN
Answered

I don't understand either what you're referring to.

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Rixon Charles Rafter III

Rixon Charles Rafter III

Litigation Lawyer - Fairfax, VA
Answered

Sounds like you believe you can put an end to the courts jurisdiction over you by some act or affirmation. You cannot.

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