Custodial parent left for 4 day work trip to another state. Noncustodial parent also resides in another state. Custodial parent left for trip via flight with child(10) unattended and with the promise that someone would show up to care for him. Child has no idea who this person is that is caring for him while parent is out of state, caregiver is only there for evenings, overnight, mornings, therefore child walks home from school upon dismissal and is home alone until late evening when this stranger arrives to take care of him. Father was notified 4 days ago in regards to trip and given first names of people that will be staying in the home. Was not offered to be the caregiver during this trip and instead his child is being left with stranger or home alone with zero relatives in the state in which he resides. Does this warrant call to CPS? Plan to seek legal counsel while in Texas in a couple weeks but not sure how to remedy the current issues and concerns.
Start by calling custodial parent. Communicate.
If that doesn't work, go get the child now. If you cal CPS without acting yourself, you could lose the child too.
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Someone needs to make the Court aware of the situation. Then the non-custodial parent should take possession of the child.
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