Emergency child custody occurs when the courts step in to ensure that a child is cared for in the event of danger, explains Lawyers.com. This danger can take many forms such as kidnapping by a parent, abuse, neglect or i... More »

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A child custody letter should include information explaining to a judge how the chosen guardian can provide care that is in the best interest of the child, according to Nolo. In the case of conflicting guardianship claim... More »

To file for temporary child custody, an individual must file paperwork with the family court in the county of residence, according to FindLaw. The individual must submit an application for order to show cause that provid... More »

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Temporary legal custody of a child refers to a temporary child-custody order through which a court gives one parent custody of a child on a temporary basis during a divorce, explains Lawyers.com. FindLaw specifies that l... More »

www.reference.com Government & Politics Law Child Support & Custody

Temporary legal custody of children is most often awarded in divorce court to one of the child's parents, Lawyers.com explains. This order is effective until the Court rules on permanent custody. Guardianship is awarded ... More »

www.reference.com Government & Politics Law Child Support & Custody

Types of child custody agreements awarded by courts include physical custody, legal custody, sole custody and joint custody, according to FindLaw. The agreements define the level of support and access each parent has to ... More »

www.reference.com Government & Politics Law Child Support & Custody

To obtain a temporary emergency custody order for a child, gather the necessary documentation to support your reasons for needing emergency custody, call your local family court, and file a petition for emergency custody... More »