Emergency Custody Issues

 

Fighting for Your Children’s Best Interests in Emergency Custody Issues

Unfortunately, sometimes situations arise in the lives of children when you cannot wait for normal custody proceedings to play out. If there are exigent circumstances where a child is in imminent danger of some sort, we can help you seek out a temporary emergency custody order to quickly gain sole custody of a child for their own protection.

In order to gain emergency custody over a child, you must petition the court and demonstrate that there is some sort of emergency where the child faces a situation involving threats like abuse, sexual assault, neglect, or abandonment. We will help you gather the evidence you will need to efficiently and effectively remove the child from a dangerous situation.

While the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA) requires that parents can only file for custody in the state where the child has lived for the past six months, it makes provisions for emergency custody situations. This means, if your custody issue spans across state borders, such as a situation where you fled an abuser in another state with your child, you may still be able to achieve emergency custody over your child despite the jurisdictional issues.

The Law Office of Kenneth J. Levey, P.S.C. has a thorough understanding of the UCCJEA and we are committed to helping children who are in danger. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you need help achieving emergency custody over a child who is living in a potentially dangerous situation.