My ex filed for divorce. Months later I took the children and moved out. I took the children's and my birth certificates with -I could not find any Social Security cards so do not have any. My ex now -for complicated reasons- has sole parental responsibility and is demanding I return the birth certificates that I 'Stole'.
Do I have a legal obligation to turn them over? My ex has My Social Security card but claims they do not. I suspect they lost all our SS cards because I could not find any before I left and they are adamant that they do not have them.
The court order specifies that I be listed as an emergency contact at all doctors/school/etc and that I have access to all doctors etc records.
What does your custody order say? He can always order new, but why are you holding them if he has a right to them and you do not have primary responsibility? It seems nothing more than an effort to oppose him. Which is fine. But it will just keep the situation tense and lead to issues as you go. Some fights are not worth having.
And you should order yourself a new SS card.
If there is a Court order that directs you to provide the birth certificates to him, then you should comply with the Order. Either of you can always contact the office if vital statistics and order replacement birth certificates. You need to review the orders issued in your case and consult with an attorney who specializes in family law, if the issue is still unclear
As stated by the other attorneys, if there is a court order regarding the birth certificates, you do have to comply. If there is not an order, you need to think how this may appear to a judge in the future if you don't give them to her and she has primary custody. You may also want to consult with an attorney to determine if you can get more parenting time in the future.
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