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we had joint custody and i had a mental breakdown and i was tricked by his mom to sign a note to give temp. custody to him and when doc. said i was able to take care of myself and my kids i could have them back we did not go to court we just took a piece of paper we wrote and had it noterized then i was released and went to pick them up and the cops said i had to take him to court to get my custody back
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