Can the father keep my 8 month old without returning her if there’s no court order ?
2 attorney answers
Tell him because of what he said you can't let him take the child from you without a signed written agreement that he will return the child at a particular time and place. If he won't sign or you can't agree, it is time to file a paternity case with the court to obtain temporary and later long-term orders on custody and visitation issues. It can help to have an attorney where there is a difficult parent on the other side, but many people cannot afford that and the court system has various ways of helping people who represent themselves in custody proceedings. The LA court website has information and is a good place to start.
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