This is Samuel and I will discuss this and provide you information in this regard
If they seek the custody on an ex parte temporary basis, yes, generally the court will grant the custody- there will be a hearing on the matter to see if the temporary order
shall continue. The other parent will have an opportunity to respond and oppose the request.
Keep in mind, that unless there is a court order, the parent in possession is the parent in control So the Mother
does not need to allow the visits as agreed.
I suggest the Father can file for the temporary custody and if he can show that the Mother is harmful, it would be granted on an emergency basis. Otherwise, there would be a hearing and unless he can show that the Mother is detrimental to the children, I suggest the court will order a shared temporary custody.
But having that court order is very important.
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