How do I get custody of my children if they are being abused by their mother’s boyfriend?

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How do I get custody of my children if they are being abused by their mother’s boyfriend?

My wife is allowing the guy that she had an affair with, to hurt my 2 girls physically and verbally. He has a violent criminal past. What do I do to stop this and get the girls out of the bad situation?

Asked on November 26, 2011 under Family Law, Washington

Answers:

MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

Call the police immediately. Go over with the police (especially if you have your children on visitation) and have the two of them arrested (mother and boyfriend). Get a lawyer or ask legal aid to help you immediately get temporary and hopefully permanent restraining orders against these two adults for your children's benefit. Get a civil attorney to have legal custody immediately changed to you and restrain or prohibit visitation. I am sure at this juncture, your ex is in contempt of the divorce and child custody decree.


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