This is a very serious question, and deserves a thoughtful response. First, you say that you must allow the father of the children to be alone with them. I need to know if a Judge has already issued a Temporary Order stating that or is this just what the police are saying? If you can let me know that, I can answer better.
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I would advise your daughter speak with an attorney ASAP. She may meet the threshold for the filing of a Domestic Violence Injunction, but there are specific standards and she should consult with a lawyer to ensure compliance with those requirements. The police are correct in that if the parties are still legally married, and there are no court orders limiting his contact with the children, he has the right to spend time with the children as does your daughter. Self-help, or in this case, help through grandparents, is strongly inadvisable. Your daughter needs to seek the Court's relief, whether through injunction court or family court (divorce) ASAP. Please feel free to contact me for a consultation.
Call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1−800−799−SAFE(7233) / www.thehotline.com
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