Q: My ex husband was arrested for sexual assault on a 11 year old girl. He confessed it and now someone bailed him out.
I am very concerned because we have a 9 in 6 year old daughter and even though this was the first time he got caught but I found out that he has done this before to his niece years ago. I want to get full custody of them even though they're living with me and our Arrangements was flexible but in this situation I don't trust him and even with the little time that he had with the girls he really didn't spend that much time with them. I don't trust him alone with them I need to know if I can also take the visitation rights or does it have to be supervised until they decide what they are going to do with him when he goes back to court in August.
A: I am so sorry you find yourself in this terrible situation. The best advice I can offer you is to seek experienced family law counsel. Perhaps you might get a temporary restraining order if you are in fear for yours and your children's safety, by going to the police. You might be able to get a permanent restraining order by going through court. You will definitely need to consult with an attorney regarding the custody issues. Good luck.
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