There is currently no court ordered custody agreement in place. Father has issued a motion to get one started, future court date is set. In the meantime, does the father have a right to decide when he would like to pick up child from school (notifying mother), keep child 2 nights out of the week (notifying mother) even if mother does not agree? If mother chooses to call police, without a court ordered agreement can father get into legal trouble for this? Would you advise against this? Why or why not? (and of course assuming this would not create a hostile environment for child. Father would just like to see child during the waiting period for court hearing and mother refuses to allow father-child time).
I strongly suggest that you file and obtain orders immediately to avoid being left at the discretion of the local law enforcement.
While there are no rights established and not much Dad can do without and Order, the court later on when deciding custody issues will consider if you have fostered or frustrated a relationship between the child and its father. Don't let this trip you up.
Without court orders in place, both parents are legally entitled to custody of the child at any time. Therefore, if Dad picks the child up from school and keeps the child, there is nothing Mother can do about it except go to court and ask for an order returning the child. Generally speaking, local police will not involve themselves in a what is essentially a civil matter. However, should Dad do this, it might look bad on him when he eventually gets in front of a judge. Especially if the back and forth has had an effect on the child. It is better for Dad to keep track of written requests (texts and emails) asking for time with the child, and have Mom on record refusing it. Then show up in court with those communications for the judge. If the child is now of age that they are in school, another month or so of waiting for the court appearance is not terrible.
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