What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? New Jersery
I live in New Jersy i have 2 children with my ex girl friend, in september of 2011 she left to florida with our kids with out me knowing i found out a week later she left to another state with out my consent. At that time i did not know what to do nor know how to go by getting my kids back to New Jersy. In june of 2012 I come to find out that my ex girl friend an my children are living in the streets an home to home of her friends house or strangers she meets. that same day i left New Jersey and found them an brought them back to New Jersey. At that time she was pregnet from another man that didnt want anything to do with her. As we got to New Jersey I helper her an my kids get help from social service an welfare. i have been seeing my kids every other weekend ever since. As of 9/25/2012 I went to file for custody for my children when she found out what i was doing she has left the state with out me knowing. And now she is in the state of California an living from home to home an with strangers. Today i recieved a phone call from some one she was staying with an was told that she has not been taking care of my kids. How -
1. leaving my kids with the people or old friends house for days an not coming back.
2. Not feeding them an leaving up to the people or friends to feed my kids.
3. Not baithing them nor washing there clothes an allowing my kids to run around the street with no adualt supervision.
4. Hitting my kids for stuff they dont do or when she is mad for no reason.
All of this from a complete stranger conserned for kids thats isnt even his. At this time i realy dont know what to do what i do know is she has a prior child niglect case an indangerment of a child against her in 2005 or something like that. what i need to know is what do i do to get my kids to safety an out of harms way. i am going to file for custody tomorrow 11/20/12 but i dont want to wait weeks at end till someone gets to my case an it be to late. So i ask for anyone to please help me with any real legal advise that can help in this case? Thank you very much...