Dear D G:
I would suggest that you immediately file a motion to modify child custody. Interview your child’s teachers, physicians, etc. I would also set a hearing for temporary custody.
I also would tell you that simply because the judge did not order the situation to be an emergency does not mean that nothing was accomplished. The judge heard the situation one sided and now has those facts in their mind. The judge probably explained exactly why it was not an emergency and gave some good indication on how to get the custody situation changed. Good luck.
Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Law Firm
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