Detroit, MI asked in Family Law for Michigan

Q: Currently get my children every other weekend just found out the father passed away.

Unsure what to do father passed away. The family is now withholding my children from me even though it’s my weekend to pick up. I called the local authorities and they stated that the family members can still withhold my children from me even if father is dead and that is a family matter and I have to go to father court. This makes no sense I am the mother of my children if the father passed away why would I not be able to have my children why would I have to go to court to get my shoulder and back. At this point if the father is passed away and his family members are withholding my children from me wouldn’t that be a form of kidnapping Or am I wrong and family members allowed to just make the decision they are going to withhold and they’re allowed to from a parent.

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1 Lawyer Answer
Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: Go to the family court tomorrow (Monday) or as soon as you can. The result will depend on if you have legal custody.

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