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i let my daughter go stay with her father for the summer and he cut off all communications what are my legal avenues or should i just let it be until she comes home child is out of state

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Isobel - posted on 05/28/2011

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Without a legal arrangement...ouch. He has as much right to her as you do..getting her back could be difficult if he really intends to keep her.

I'm sorry, but contact a lawyer.

Esther - posted on 05/28/2011

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There's no way I'd sit back and hope for the best. I'd be getting in a car and driving to NC. If I got to his house and they weren't there or didn't open the door, I'd head straight for the police.

Dana - posted on 05/28/2011

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Wow, I'd call a lawyer or if you can't afford one, I'd go to the police and see what can be done about it. That is not legal, whatsoever.
Where do you live?

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Jodi - posted on 05/28/2011

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Ladies, the OP of this thread has closed her account, so I am locking this thread. If she does decide to come back and reopen, that's fine. Thank you all for your input.

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Kathy - posted on 05/28/2011

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Don't roll over and play dead so to speak keep calling and then go to th ag office and see what you can do

♥♪Megan♫♥ - posted on 05/28/2011

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It depends on your custody situation. At least that's what I believe. But since I'm guessing you have full custody and he only has visitation rights you should call the sheriff in his county and your lawyer.

Blackwood - posted on 05/28/2011

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Don't let it be, this is not okay! You have the right to have contact and if he isn't going to respect that you need to take action. Ask yourself, "why would he do that"? " Is there a motivite"?. I wouldn't leave it, I really, really wouldn't, not too mentions what this maybe doing to your daughter, would she be okay with this? Is he telling her something that he shouldn't be? Is blaming lack of communication on you?

Dana - posted on 05/28/2011

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It doesn't matter if you have a legal agreement in place, bottom line is it's illegal. If you really want to do something, call the police.

Louise - posted on 05/28/2011

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If you are legal guardian and have custody then use the power of the law to get her back or at least to threaten him. Your daughter needs regular contact with you, she must be feeling confused and abandoned. Get on to him today and say you will take action against him as it is in the best interest of your daughter that she has contact with her mum. All snipping aside your daughter needs you whether he likes it or not.

Krista - posted on 05/28/2011

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I would not let it be. If I were you, I'd contact my lawyer and find out what my recourse is. My guess is that if he's cut off all communications, he's violating the terms of your custody agreement. Besides, do you really want to have no idea what's going on with her for the entire summer?

Call your lawyer.

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