What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? Virginia
We have been separated for 3 years. We have joint legal custody, mother has primary physical customer. Original court order granted me "visitation every Friday at 6 until Saturday at 11am." That was due to my living arrangements and work schedule.
Things have changed dramatically in the last year. I was having visits with the kids Friday night to Sunday evening, which her dropping off and me returning them to their home. This was a verbal agreement between us. I know it should have been done the courts. Fast forward to July, she decided that since I couldn't tell her where I was returning the kids after a camping trip that I was no longer allowed to have the kids for the entire weekend. Just on Sundays. I went along with it to try and keep the peace.
Now, she's changed it. No visitation at all. Says my girlfriend and I upset the kids because we talk about things and it hurts the kids feelings. I have no phone number except the mother's boyfriends number to contact my kids. I left messages, no return calls.
I do have voice messages saved to my phone where she's saying she wishes I were dead and then she wouldn't have to worry with me anymore. In another message, she said she wished I'd just give up my rights and I'd still have to pay child support. I'm not giving up my rights to my children.
I"m taking my paperwork Friday evening to go and try to get the kids for the visitation. I just want to make sure I"m doing the right thing in doing that. I know the deputies will not come out. If all else fails, have a show cause issued on her?
I just miss my kids!
Thanks for the help!