Hi I received a sapcr from my ex for our 3 kids. Ages 11,8,5... I live in Arizona and he's in Texas. He took my kids and moved to Texas without my permission, we had already broken up and it was during a weekend the kids were with him. That same weekend, I went to Arizona with a friend( we were living in Kansas) and he left state 4 hours before I got back. I called police, attorney general, cps and nobody would do anything bc he was their dad and we had no custody agreement. We were never married. This was 4 years ago. The last 4 years have been horrible. My relationship with my kids has all but been severed. My ex doesn't let me speak them, not on birthdays, holidays, nothing. My kids believe that I do not love them, he has taken them out of school and is homeschooling them, without my permission. He won't give me any information about why he decided to do homeschooling. Honestly I don't believe that is capable of giving my children the education they need. My kids are missing out on important milestones in growing up, they have no friends and are not learning social skills The environment lacks structure, discipline. They play video games and sleep all day. Up all night
I’m really sorry to hear this. Unfortunately, in these situations it’s the parent’s responsibility to go to family court because, as you were told, your ex’s behavior might not have been illegal. You can still do this. But now that so much time has passed, it’s going to be very difficult to reunify with your children. You’ll want to consult with an attorney in Texas to evaluate your options, including what you need to do to respond.
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