There Is a pending custody petition on our part but its only in beginning stages, conciliation upcoming and child services is involved on their part but nothing ever happens
This is a complicated issue. You need to contact and hire a local attorney. Use the AVVO attorney locator and find an attorney who can provide better guidance after finding out more specific information. If you have any court orders, be sure to take that to your consult as well.
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This is how it has to start, however, with the Petition for Custody. Custody conference - that's where you will have the opportunity to voice your wishes and concerns about this issue and others. It is much easier if you have the guidance of counsel, particularly if the other side is represented. The custody master has a lot of power to recommend a custody order, so I would not take this proceeding lightly. Best of luck to you.
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