My wife has primary custody of our two kids and refuses to answer any of my calls or texts when I try to get ahold of them. Nor will she allow me to ever visit them.
Is this parental kidnapping?
I am not licensed to practice law in your state. Therefore, I cannot inform you as to the specific laws of your state and can only provide you with general information concerning parent time.
I don’t believe this would be considered to be “parental kidnapping” because your inquiry states that she has primary custody of the children.
However, you most likely have rights when it comes to speaking to your children.
Look at your court order and find what it says about being able to contact your children by telephone, email, Skype, etc. Find the exact provision that your ex-wife is in violation of by not letting you communicate with your children.
Potentially, you could take her to court for his violation of the court order.
You could also look into alternative ways to contact your children. If they have cell phones, you could try to call them personally. If they have individual email accounts, you can contact them that way. If you know the mailing address, you can also try to send your children letters by mail.
Most importantly, do not let this situation continue. You need to make efforts to contact your children and document those efforts.
If this goes on for too long, your ex-wife could move to terminate your parental rights based on allegations of neglect and abandonment and you certainly do not want that to happen.
Remember, I am unable to provide you with anything more than general parent time tips, so please consult a domestic litigation attorney in your area to obtain specific advice as to the laws in your state and how they impact your circumstances.
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