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Bond to stay away from wife, but does NOT include our kids. She refuses arrangement for me to see them. What rights do I have?

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We have children together. My wife took off ("legally kidnapped") our children & moved to another city. My wife had me charged with Domestic Battery, so I have a bond condition to stay away from my wife, but not from our children. I have requested to see them via 3rd party to avoid violating bond by getting them from her. She refused to make any such arrangement. And to make sure I don't see the kids, she's threatened an order of protection against me for the kids...as unfounded as that is. Do I not have a right to be with my kids? Can the court order her to cooperate? If she does file an OoP how can i fight that?

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  1. yes you have a right to see your kids. yes you should go to court to enforce that right. yes you can fight the oop.

    best if you hire a family law lawyer to help you.


  2. If you do not have a lawyer4, you really need one. You have a right to see your children if there is no order preventing you from doing to. You have a right to defend the OP. You have many good attorneys in your area. Speak with several experienced practitioners and hire the one you like the best.


  3. You need to file an action in the probate and Family Court.



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  4. File a motion to modify the bond conditions. If she files a petition for an order of protection you can oppose same and request visitation/scheduling with the minors.

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