Wife and I of ten years "took a break" 4 months ago (she left and took the kids (ages 5 & 7) to a 1 bedroom apt without telling me she was going to). Just found out she has been dating a guy for 3 months, and says it's serious. She introduced my kids to him and has had them sleep there without my permission. I found out who he was a did some research. He is a very vocal racist, is a heavy drinker, and is 12 years younger than my wife. She plans to move in with him next month. Do I have any power to keep my kids away from this guy? I am absolutely terrified for my children.
You have to get a court order to prevent you wife from bringing the kids around her. You can't control what you wife does. You can have a judge order you wife not to bring the kids around. This would be done in a family court, the same place that divorces are done. Find yourself a family lawyer to handle your case it would make your life 100 percent easier while you go through this.
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As divorce looks inevitable, see a family law attorney immediately. He or she can help you formulate child custody concrerns.
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You cannot prevent your wife from bringing the kids around her boyrfriend, but you can get a court order to be the primary custodial parent and have the children living with you. Or, if there is evidence of abuse or violence you can get a TRO for your children against this individual. You should consult an attorney.
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One parent cannot "conceal " the child from the other parent, so no, she cannot take the children without telling you where she is going. However, without a court order for custody you can't do much else than request to know where the children are, the rest needs to be established in court. At this time either parent has an equal right to the children , so you have as much right to have the children with you; in practice is best to get temporary orders for custody and visitation.
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