Can you cross state lines with your child?

Can you cross state lines with your child?

It is no secret to any practicing family law attorney that Family Court can get very ugly. Therefore, grandparents, aunts/uncles, domestic, or same-sex partners sharing joint custody of a child are equally protected by the laws prohibiting crossing state lines with a minor child without permission from the other party.

Can I take my child out of state for vacation without fathers permission?

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If no custody order exists, a short trip without court permission is allowed under normal circumstances. If a non-custodial parent takes the child out of state without the custodial parent’s permission or the court’s permission, he or she may lose rights of the child if a custody determination does take place.

What is parental kidnapping in Alabama?

SIDEBAR: The Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act, a federal law, prevents an abducting parent from ever obtaining legal custody in another state where the court might be unaware that the child has been kidnapped. Under the Act, the court’s order would be invalid.