How can a father who lives in Geogia gets visitation rights/custody if the child lives in Maine? 4 Answers as of August 26, 2012

The father was there for the child but the mom threatens to take the child away if the father doesn’t leave and everybody got scared and came against him and asking him to leave. So he left but now he has a decent job and wants to be in the child's life again but the mother is so angry for some reason and doesn't want to even let the dad contact her. Would he be allowed to take the kid out of state? And if the mother is not financially stable, i.e. receiving help from the government, could he get full/primary custody?

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Kingloff & Travis | William K Travis
This will depend upon how long the child and the mother have lived in Maine, whether or not the parents were married and then divorced, or if they were not married, if the father legitimated the child.

In general, if the child and the mother have lived in Maine for more than six months, Maine law will be the law used
Answer Applies to: Georgia
Replied: 8/26/2012
Grace Law Offices of John F Geraghty Jr.
Grace Law Offices of John F Geraghty Jr. | John F. Geraghty, Jr.
The visitation custody can be applied for under the UCCJA in Georgia.
Answer Applies to: Georgia
Replied: 8/26/2012
Attorney at Law | John P. Rivers
Need more facts to answer this. Were the children born in wedlock? Are you divorced? In what state were you divorced? How long have they been in Maine?
Answer Applies to: Georgia
Replied: 8/26/2012
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