An auto shop owner from Florida contacted Attorney Haakonsen when his girlfriend left him and took their one-year-old daughter to Connecticut. The mother had a history of poor mental health including attempted suicide. The father was an involved parent who was also raising a son from a prior relationship. Because Florida was the legal "Home State" of the child under the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act, Attorney Haakonsen was able to get the custody portion of the case sent to Florida where the father was able to show he should have primary custody of the child. Ultimately, the mother moved back to Florida to be near the child and co-parent her.
In addition, the mother had sued the father for child support in Connecticut. Because Connecticut had no personal jurisdiction over a Florida resident, that case was dismissed.
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