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#666683 - 09/27/10 04:51 AM wife moved out of state and left me with the kids
jping Offline

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my wife moved out of state and left me with the kids. she now wants me to bring them to see her at her mothers in illinois. we live in indiana. what do i need to do to make sure she lets them come home? i don't even know where to start. this was kinda a suprise.

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#666684 - 09/27/10 10:50 AM Re: wife moved out of state and left me with the kids [Re: jping]
DedicatedDad Offline
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You need an attorney immediately to establish temporary custody. Until you do that, she is under no legal obligation to return them. And, if she has lived in her state for 6 months, she can file for divorce and temporary custody there as you bring the kids, and she will get it.

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#666685 - 10/10/10 01:35 AM Re: wife moved out of state and left me with the kids [Re: DedicatedDad]
Buckeye Offline
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Registered: 12/08/05
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Get an attorney and charge her with child abandonment - ask for no visitation until you are divorced and ask for full custody and full legal.

Judges HATE mothers that abandon their children.

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#666686 - 10/17/11 04:19 PM Re: wife moved out of state and left me with the kids [Re: Buckeye]
KristinH82 Offline

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Get a lawyer stat. Do not take the kids to see her, keep them with you as posession is 9/10 of the law. Get a temporary custody order stat. You can even have visitation terms set out in that if you want, but a court order means she has to abide by it and can't keep them from you.

I'm sorry, but as a mother, I dont know how someone could leave their babies. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" /> This makes me sad that your wife (soon to be ex) did this. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" />

Don't let those kids leave your side. Now of all times is when they need to see you fighting for them and how much you love and want them after the stunt their mom pulled.

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