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Is that all you want to know about, or do you want links to women's shelters, etc?
I'll look forward to hearing from you,
Jane Doe Deer
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I just would like to know if he can charge her with kidnapping. She is afraid for her and the childrens lives and wants to leave. His parents are also threatening her that they will try to get custody.
The most that the husband could do as a criminal matter is to file a police complaint. There is almost no likelihood that any law enforcement personnel will go after your daughter UNLESS it could be proved that your daughter's intent was to permanently deprive her husband of his children. So, as long as she informs him of the location of his children, and provides contact information, there is virtually no possibility that this would ever become a criminal matter. He can threaten all he wants.Does that clear up that question for you, before we move on to the civil side?Jane
give me a moment to review your answer please
Ok, what about the civil side?
Just a second, I'm checking Ohio law.
Thanks for your patience. In Ohio, grandparents may apply to a court (petition) for custody of grandchildren. However, that does not mean a court would grant custody to them. It's extremely unlikely unless neither your daughter nor your son-in-law are fit parents. If your daughter is even remotely a good mother, a court is not going to take kids away from her in a dispute with grandparents.Now, your son-in-law can file for divorce and custody, but based on what you've told me, he'll be lucky to get ANY visitation, let alone supervised visitation...let alone custody.So, I suggest that your daughter find local women's shelter support folks. This can usually be found in a Google search (google.com); everything is confidential; information can usually be found through a YWCA. I suggest this because your daughter will need to put together an escape plan - one which is safe for her and the children. Professional can help, and the help is usually free (oh, local crisis clinics can point her in the right direction, too).If I've answered your question, please be so kind as to "accept." Otherwise, let's keep talking (we can also keep chatting AFTER you accept - it's all up to you!). My best,Jane
one moment please
Thank you for your time and advise. I will accept your answer so you get paid. Thank you again and have a nice day.