Grandparent's Visitation

Christine - posted on 10/02/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )

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Help! I divorced my husband over four years ago. In the divorce, there was no custody arrangement (bad judge, bad lawyer). Anyway, I always allowed my kids to visit their father and grandparents whenever (both live in another state) Over the summer, they started making comments about "swooping" in to get the kids and I started to worry that my ex would keep the kids and not return them. I called a lawyer who said with no visitation arrangement, keep them until there is one in place. I can't afford to finish the visitation paperwork with a lawyer, so we still have no custody arrangement (he's an attorney so I have to be careful - and he could do the paperwork himself). The grandparents want to come visit. I don't trust them and worry that they will have the kids at the airport before I know what's going on. Am I being perianoid? Help!

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Christine - posted on 10/02/2012

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Ariana-

Thank you for the response, I can't tell you how much I appreciate it! There are actually 4 girls aged 13-3. They want the girls to stay at a hotel with them. If they take him with his permission, it's not kidnapping because there's no custody agreement with the courts. I know I'm going to have to find a lawyer, but at $9.00 an hour, I'm barely making rent! I'm glad to hear this sounds off and I'm not just crazy.

Ariana - posted on 10/02/2012

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If the grandparents are visiting will you be with them? If you are going to be with them they can't just take the baby and leave. If they take the baby that's kidnapping and he'd be in major trouble. Just dont leave the baby alone with them.



I would really try and find the money for a lawyer, or see if you can get some sort of mediator to do it.

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