I need legal advice from an attorney who is familiar with the Eighth Judicial District Court of Nevada, Family Court
's laws, prior rulings, local rules and procedures.
I have joint custody
with my ex-husband and children's father. Per the Court's Divorce Decree, which includes child custody schedule, I am scheduled to have the children this coming Friday, August 23rd, from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 a.m. on Monday, August 26, 2013.
I asked my ex-husband (hereinafter referred to as "John") to take the kids for the above-mentioned weekend until the afternoon of Sunday, August 22, 2013. My plans have changed and I will be in town for the above weekend.
John had sent me an email, about 10 days ago, unilaterally setting forth a new child custody schedule. I never agreed to or acknowledged or agreed to said schedule.
Yesterday afternoon I learned my plans have changed for the weekend. Today I notified John that I would be in town this weekend; therefore, we would revert to the regular court ordered child custody schedule (especially since I never agreed to the unilateral changes John had proposed in a prior email). This means I would have the children from this Friday at 3:00 p.m. until Monday at 8:00 a.m.
John sent several ballistic emails, with the last stating John would not allow me to pick up the children this weekend until Sunday afternoon.
Does he have any legal authority to do so? What recourse do I have? Do I need to file something with the Court? Call the police for kidnapping to have them produce the children? Please advise ASAP.
Thank you, XXXXX XXXXX