Hi. Were you ever married? Did the mother ever file for legal custody? If not, custody hasn't been determined, and you can keep him with you until things are sorted out.
I know that's a short question. Shall we talk more?
Then as father you have equal custody rights with the mother.
Please also call Child Protective Services. You can leave a message with them over the weekend.
Be sure to photograph the bruises. If you're not a good photograph, go to a professional tomorrow.
Is there anything else I can help you with?
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