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Won't bring him home Megan&Julian♥ 1 child; North Carolina 706 posts
6th Sep '12

My Ex picked up our son on Saturday. He usually keeps him 3 nights in a row when he does get him. But we have no custody order. This time he has yet to bring him home. This will be the sixth nights that he'll be gone & his dad isn't returning any of my phone calls or anything and sent a text that said he's keeping him for two more weeks. What can I do?

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
6th Sep '12

um call the cops and then get a legal custody arrangement

The Situation Due August 4; 1 child; 20711 posts
6th Sep '12

There's nothing you can do unless there is a custody order in place.

blessed with girls x4 4 kids; Wisconsin 6305 posts
6th Sep '12

File for emergency custody.

blah 17 kids; Alabama 7639 posts
6th Sep '12

Go see a lawyer. The cops can't do anything.

Coffee Milk 2 kids; Alaska 2089 posts
6th Sep '12

Pretty sure Iw ould be freakking out!

P Pickle Pants 98 kids; California 20522 posts
6th Sep '12

Nothing. There's no custody order. I'd damn well be getting one ASAP, though!

Emily Thorne 2 kids; Quetzaltenango, Guatemala 26302 posts
6th Sep '12

Go pick him up. Then get legal custody worked out.

Evelyn & Owens Mama Due April 7; 129 kids; Bettendorf, Iowa 4132 posts
6th Sep '12
Quoting Jennybananna:" um call the cops and then get a legal custody arrangement "


:!::!::!::!: and save the text!!

❤ ʘlive Oyl 4 kids; 6328 posts
6th Sep '12

If you call the cops then everything will be halted to start the legal process. I would go over there and be nice. Be as nice as possible and try to get him back. Or pick him up from his school/day care tomorrow. Then file for a custody arrangement.

Megan&Julian♥ 1 child; North Carolina 706 posts
6th Sep '12
Quoting Jennybananna:" um call the cops and then get a legal custody arrangement "


I talked to a lawyer a few years ago & he told me if we didn't have a custody agreement that nothing could be done if one of the parents were to take the child....

My Lil' Monsters 5 kids; 3 angel babies; Surprise, Arizona 4144 posts
6th Sep '12

nothing because you have no court order in place (stupid IMO) I would wait till he does bring the child home or I would go to the court and ask for some help and get it legalized.



Were you two married or unwed when the child was born because that also makes a big difference to the court.

Emily Thorne 2 kids; Quetzaltenango, Guatemala 26302 posts
6th Sep '12
Quoting Jennybananna:" um call the cops and then get a legal custody arrangement "

cops cannot do anything.

Baby Mutilator 18 kids; Modesto, California 13001 posts
6th Sep '12

There's nothing you can do. Go file for emergency custody before he does it.

Megan&Julian♥ 1 child; North Carolina 706 posts
7th Sep '12
Quoting My Lil' Monster:" nothing because you have no court order in place (stupid IMO) I would wait till he does bring the child ... [snip!] ... it legalized. Were you two married or unwed when the child was born because that also makes a big difference to the court."


Thats what I've heard. But we were never married.