Gaining sole custody from out of state
My ex currently has custody of my daughter in CA and I presently live in FL. From what I've been told by family and friends of my ex, is that she continually sleeps through out the day and keeps our daughter in the room with her. On many occasion will go many hours without a diaper change as well as the room littered with dirty diapers, laundry, and bottles. The mother refuses to keep the room clean on her own and must be forced to clean it. When it was suggested that I, the father, take temp. custody by my ex's mother, the two of us were threatened by my ex that she would press kidnapping charges against us. My ex is also in the process of losing her newborn daugter to her father because of medical reasons with the newborn. She has filled child support against me and I have been making attempts to pay, but as far as I knew those payments were only going to medical coverage. She had told no one that she was recieving funds from the state which leads me to believe that my daugter has not seen any of that money. My question is how would i go about finding an attorney willing to fight CA so I may gain sole custody to get my daughter out of this situation. And also, what problems would I possibly encounter.
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Re: Gaining sole custody from out of state
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If your ex wife and daughter live in California, you will need to find an attorney in California to represent you in an action for modification of custody or whatever the equivalent is there. You cannot fight this in Florida.
Scott R. Jay, Esq.