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If your spouse leaves the house that you both have been living

and take the children with...
If your spouse leaves the house that you both have been living and take the children with her and not allowing the other spouse to have access to them, what are the options?
The children's ages are 14 and 16 years old.
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JD
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A couple of options here...

 

1) Sue for divorce and demand an immediate pendente lite hearing to determine temporary issues while he divorce is pending. These temporary issues should include custody, support, division of assets, and payment of marital obligations.

 

2) Enter a legal separation agreement that addresses the issue above. This separation agreement may stand in place while the parties consider their intent as to any potential divorce action.

 

Obviously you need to consult a local divorce attorney to guide you through the very complicated and important processes of protecting yourself and your access to the children.

 

Please reply if I can help further.

 

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