What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? Arkansas
My daughter is 2 years old and turns 3 November 18, 2011. My mother tricked me into temporary custody last year. Before I had full custody and her father had visitation. After that I moved with my then boyfriend to Las Vegas for a job. I was saving up money so I could try for custody back. I was only gone for 2 months. Now I'm a full time mommy. I know I can't make it up for being gone, but I'm trying. I have a babysitting job while I'm living with my parents. Now I am getting married the end of this month to a marine. After we get married he is going to apply for on base housing at Camp Pendleton in California. I need to get custody of my daughter. My mom said she wouldn't sign back over custody unless I stayed in the state of Arkansas. What is the probability of me getting custody from her after I'm married and he has a house and vehicle waiting for us in California? I also need to take her father to court to get something worked out there. I don't know how to go about this. I'm saving money for a lawyer and a custody battle because I'm sure there is gonna be one! Her father is supposed to see her everyweekend and she is supposed to stay the night with him saturday and sunday. But he see's her once or twice a month. He is remarried and expecting another child of his own and is living with his wife, grandmother, twin brother, his wife and their 3 kids in a small house. The only reason I'm not living on my own is because my mother has custody and I want to be with my little girl all the time! Can anybody give me any pointers??