Can my stepsons mother keep him from us?
I have on a few occasions bought the stepson an e-cig, not knowing it had nicotine. She called the cops to try and get me arrested. I was issued a citation. Now she’s telling him to divorce me or she’s gonna raise hell
2 attorney answers
She could file a motion with the court to try to restrict dad’s placement time, but she cannot insist or force him to divorce you.
She can not arbitrarily keep your stepson from his father without filing a Motion for Modification of Placement. Technically, you should not have purchased an e-cigarette for a child. However, the best strategy is to talk this over with both parents to state that it was a mistake and will not happen again. Misunderstandings should be addressed right away to avoid such blowups.
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