my sons father had custody cause i left the state of arkansas without custody papers. he said he would charge me with parental kidnapping so i signed the papers plus i was in homeless shelter and didnt want my son there. well then he ended up in jail april 14 2010 and got out may 2011 and when i found out he was in jail it was two months later no one contacted me. when i found out i was living in another town and i went to where my son was and tried to get legal aide of arkasas to help me they said guardianship over rules custody and when i got severed with the papers to come back. i never got served and been trying to find help to get him back for almost two years nows. the attornys i have contacted said to call the court house and find out they said nothing was even on file for guardian
From your description, I am not really able to tell what happened other than you left the state where your child lives, that you did not have custody of your child, and that you moved frequently. You also appear to have been absent from your child's life for long periods of time. I cannot tell who has custody or guardianship and under what circumstances.
What I can tell you is that you may have been served. Service processes vary from state to state, so I cannot tell you how you would have been served. Someone could have mailed you service but you had already moved. You may also have been served constructively, meaning that the court published notices of the pending guardianship proceeding in one or more newspapers. You probably want to ask legal aid to help you determine whether you still have any rights with respect to your child.
I am very sorry to hear about your situation and wish you the best of luck.
This is not intended as legal advice and should only be used for informational purposes only. You should never believe any information that you receive on the internet, especially information that is probably being provided in the late evening hours when I should be sleeping.
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