Emergency custody should only be requested in cases when the child’s safety is in question. A party can file for emergency custody, for example, when child abuse is involved, or when drugs or alcohol are making the custodial party not capable of parenting safely.
Also, there are some cases when no parent is available to care for the child, and someone needs authority to seek medical care for a child.
If you have these concerns, or other emergency concerns, you should meet with an experienced family law attorney.
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