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Question: i'm in the navy, i'm currently in chicago. my wife and 20 month old daughter live in tucson. my wife decided to leave me and move in with another guy and she took my daughter. she won't tell me where. since we're still married don't i have the right to know where my daughter is and with who?? can i call the police if she won't tell me where my daughter is?

Answer:

The following is general legal information. For specific legal advice, you may want to contact an attorney directly.

In Arizona, generally, a parent cannot withhold a child from the other parent before a custody determination has been made. If one parent prohibits another parent’s access to his child, it may be considered custodial interference. A.R.S. § 13-1302. Within this statute are some defenses to prosecution as well.

To get advice about a specific situation you may want to contact an attorney directly.

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  • i'm in the navy, i'm currently in chicago. my wife and 20 month old daughter live in tucson. my wife decided to leave me and move in with another guy and she took my daughter. she won't tell me where. since we're still married don't i have the right to know where my daughter is and with who?? can i call the police if she won't tell me where my daughter is?

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