I want to take my daughters father to mediation or court for a custody hearing and or child support more so worried about custody visitations I want my daughter to have time with her father but I want to make sure she returns home to me
Because you may have to deal with a custody and visitation issues you should consult with a private lawyer. The child support office can help you to establish paternity and help you collect child support. The child support office does not deal with custody or visitation issues.
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You should file a custody petition at the court clerk's office. You can handle parenting issues and child support in one case. Yes, it's free for you to let child support handle that portion, but there is quite a wait. It's very difficult to navigate a custody case without counsel.
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