Q: I have joint custody of my children. If I think they are being physically abused is it ok for me not to return them to
Return them to their mother until I can get back into court? Can I be arrested for doing this?
A: This question really needs to be posed to a family law attorney, in private consultation, who can look at the custody order and listen to the facts related to the possible abuse to see if an emergency petition is in order. Violating an existing court order can indeed cause someone to be held for contempt of court.
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