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 of a minor, 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.
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.
For more information on the UCCJEA, please click here.