A mom writes in asking for advice after her daughter’s father threatened to take their daughter away from her because she has been sick whenever they make custody exchanges. The mom is adamant that she is not intentionally making her daughter sick and that both of their other children go to school, which could contribute to her colds. Now she’s left wondering if her daughter’s father could really take her away because she’s been sick.
A member of the community asks:
“I have joint custody with my daughter’s dad. She is 20 months, and he keeps telling me that he is going to keep her from me until we go to court because she has a cold. He blames it on me. Could he do that even though?
I have heat and everything. It’s not like she is sick all the time, and mind you, my oldest goes to school plus his other kids go to school. And last week his son had the flu. But every time she goes back, it’s my fault if she is sick.”
Community Advice for This Mom Who Is Worried After Daughter’s Father Threatened to Take Custody Away From Her
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According to fellow community members, her daughter’s father isn’t legally allowed to keep their daughter from her unless the custody agreement is officially changed in court.
One commenter wrote, “No, he has to follow the court order. If need be, get the police involved. This will only help you to show in court how he is non-compliant with the court order.”
Another mom wrote, “Have you taken your child to the doctor and asked them to check to see why she could be sick so often? Have you installed protocols with the older kids; frequent hand washing, no kissing her face, no touching her face, hand sanitizers? Are they up to date on all vaccines, including flu? I’d do everything you can just in case you have to go to court to fight.”
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