Q: If you have sole custody of your kids and the dad won't give them back, why won't the police help?
A friend recently got kicked out of her house. She has sole custody of her kids but the dad won't give them back or let her see them. She has an apartment lined up and can take the kids to her parents or a shelter with her. Is it legal for him to keep the kids and why won't the police help her get them?
A: Based on the information provided in your question this is a civil family matter and the police typically do not enforce civil family orders when the child is with a biological parent or guardian. Additionally, I would add he has some arguments to justify the actions if what you say here is true.
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