Im married to a marine and im going to court for custody of my daughter, what are the chances of me getting full custody?
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You have provided no facts whatsoever as to alow us to help you with this question. The determination of custody is a fact-driven process. Provide us with some facts and we may be able to give you some insights.
We really need many more facts to answer your questions. Basically, the court will make decisions based on what is in the best interests of your daughter. The court will look at the nature of the relationship with dad and with you, snd how her life would be impacted moving around with a military family as opposed to staying in the Stockton area with dad and seeing you periodically for visits. The court has a Family Court Services program to deal with these issues. Issues involving move-away matters are rather complex and you should have a local lawyer who deals with custody issues helping you. The military laws would not normally apply to your case because the marine is not the father of the child.
In order for there to be a change of custody, Dad will need to show that there has been a significant change of circumstances that merits modifiying the current order. Your impending mariage and move-away qualifies as such. What I don't know is how old your daughter is, and exactly what the custody and visitation is now. The Court will consider all factors that affect the child's realtionship with both parents in making its decision. If he has filed papers (not just threatened to do so), you need to see an attorney as soon as possible in your area for proper guidance. Good luck to you!
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