My wife and I are currently separated and have been so for a year, we are still legally married, and there hasn't been court determining full custody so as far as I know I still have parental rights to my kids.
She left the state with them for one year, during which I paid child support, and returned this year in August of '09 which is when she gave Power of Attorney to my father and step-mom. I had no option to take responsibility or I would have, and I also had no knowledge of this until several months after. She did this with the condition that I may not leave with the children, but that I can visit them there. However there is no legal or court ordered reason, current or past, that I should not be able to spend alone time with my children. These are just 'her' terms.
What can I do?
Real Estate Attorney
go to court and request custody and/or visitation on terms that suit you and are best for your kids. However, think about why your ex trusts your father and stepmom but not you. Perhaps you should discuss this with your dad.
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