bio logical father took mother to court for primary custody of minor child. the child had lived in the home with her mother since she was born. she was happy and healthy. the child's paternal grandmother (she admitted) called cps several months before court which was investigated and closed with nothing found. the child would always fight to go with the father for any visits. but in court the judge granted custody to the father. I will also add that the father moved 12 hours away when the child was about 1. the child is not only leaving her mother but also her step father ( who she loves and calls daddy) her 2 yrs old sister and another sister who is expected the beginning of April. also her maternal grandparents and maternal great grandparents as well as aunt, uncle and cousins whom she is very close to. the mother is now expected to visit the child 1 weekend a month which would require her to afford the gas for the trip there and return also a hotel and food. the 2 yr old is not able to make these kinds of trips due to her age and the mother being in her third trimester cannot travel. we need her home but don't know how to get her here with out money
Yes, the court can. Sounds like you needed an attorney in court with you when the father was going for custody. Once a custody decision is made, it is hard, but not impossible, to do it. I know you say you don't have any money, but many attorneys will work with you on a payment plan. You really need to get one to look at all of the facts and advise you regarding your legal options.
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