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The 18 year old is considered an adult. Nobody can have physical or legal custody of her.

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Q: Can father get sole custody of an eighteen year old when mother has sole legal and physical custody?
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Can a father who has joint physical custody of his son be granted sole physical custody if the mother is in jail?

Either parent can have physical custody in a joint custody arrangement. If there is a court order granting the mother physical custody the father should notify the court of the mother's incarceration and have that order modified unless he wants the mother to resume physical custody when she is released.


After physical custody of a child was awarded to the father by the court and joint custody to mother can the mother get physical custody.?

Yes if she can prove that it would be the the child's best interest to be with her physically. Custody orders can change at any time. If there is a sign of danger from the child being with the father, the mother can gain physical custody.


If an 18 yo moves with mother but father has full custody can mother file for custody?

Generally, custody orders end at age eighteen and the child can choose where she wants to live.


If a father won physical custody of two girls and mother is appealing saying that she has cleaned up her act what are fathers chances of maintaining physical custody at appeal?

If father was awarded custody before and his circumstances have not changed, unless the mother's situation has improved dramatically the father has a good chance of maintaining custody.


If the mother has sole physical custody and shares joint legal custody with the father the two never married if the mother dies does custody automatically go to the father?

Does anyone know? we asssume this in happening in the U.S..


Can a grandparent retain physical custody of a child if the mother is not around and the father wants custody?

Yes. Depends on the circumstances.


Can i move out of my mother's house and into my father's before the age of eighteen without primary custody mother's permission?

No. Your parents must come to an agreement and change the custody order filed in the family court.


If the mother has sole physical custody and shares joint legal custody with the father the two never married if the mother dies can her husband who is not the baby's biological father assume custody?

No, unless the baby's biological father relenquishes his parental rights, he would get custody of the child if the mother dies, not her husband. The biological father must sign his rights away to the mother's husband.


If a mother with phsical custody is incarcerated will the father with joint legal custody be automatically awarded custody of the child?

I think it depends on how long the mother will be incarcerated for. There might be a hearing giving the father temporary custody. But if the father ever tries to get full physical custody of the child in the future, it might not be good for the mother. However, she can never be refused visitation.


What happens with sole custody after the father is awarded visitation in Tennessee?

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Can a mother with joint custody give child to somebody else other than father?

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Does the father get custody if the mother dies?

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