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Child-napping - please help!
      06/02/04 02:27 PM

My sister's husband has asked for a divorce. My sister did not get mad or cause an arguement out of it and agreed that it would be best for them (he previously cheated on her and abused her). I am assuming that he did not expect her to agree with it and got upset (very childish). He is trying to do everything he can to make this a difficult process including taking their 1 year old son away and won't give him back.

Would anyone be able to tell me what my sister's rights are? He is the parent that walked out of the relationship/family (is this not abandonment?).

To make matters worse and put my sister and all of us in the dark is the fact that his parents are both cops for the Missouri City police department in Texas. They seem to know all of the loopholes of the law.

When his sister was going through a divorce, his mother (again, a cop) told her to not let the father see their son at all. When he tried to get a court order, she fled the state (advice given to her from her mother - the cop).

My sister does not even have the car anymore. It was in his name and his mom was a co-signer on it. She picked it up one day and it is now parked at the Missouri City Police Department so that she cannot have access to it.

Not only is this situation getting more and more complicated, I believe his mother is abusing her powers. I thought cops were here to protect our rights and not show others how to evade the law.

All my sister and all of us are worried about is whether or not he is going to give the baby back. The do have one other child (she is older - 3) and he keeps on driving by her house at all times of day in different cars (we think he may be wanting to snatch her up). We have tried talking to the local police deparment but they have told us that it is a civil matter and they could not help us. She would need to go to civil court and file for custody of the kids - etc. They also told her that if she does not do something soon that they could "lie" and say that my sister abandoned her son and that is why they have him.

The problem now is that you need money and an attorney to go to civil court, and my sister has neither. Can someone please help me and give me insight into help groups or information that may help us get the baby back. We don't want to wait too long because we fear that he may flee the state and we will never see the baby again.

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* Child-napping - please help! needadvice 06/02/04 02:27 PM
. * * Re: Child-napping - please help! Maury   06/02/04 03:00 PM
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