Emergency Custody


My STBX has primary physical custody. My 10 year old daughter told me a month ago there were mouse droppings. The next week they caught 4 or 5 mice. Tonight, she told me they have caught at least 15. It is/was a nice house. I do not know how the maintenance on the house has been since I left. My youngest daughter (2 years old) has bad allergies. I have read the horror stories of mice and allergies. Can I get an emergency custody order to get my girls out of the home until it is fixed? What can I do? It makes my stomach turn knowing they are in that house.


I would suggest you file a motion with the courts for a modification of custody based on the current circumstances. In my opinion this is not a situation in which an emergency custody action would be appropriate.