what is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? Arizona,
I live in Arizona and my ex husband lives in Illinois. We have four kids together. We share joint custody of all four. I have 'physical custody' of three of the kids and he has, 'Physical custody' of one. About a year ago, my ex-husband sent my oldest son back to me to live, as he was out of control and having alot of problems. He is bi-polar. He will be 18 in about 50 days. We did not change or sign anything with regards to our order/custody. I have been trying to help my son for about a year. It has not been going very good with my son out here. I emailed my ex a few months ago and told him that I had to send him back to him and he was not working out here. My ex-husband said he would not take him back even though he has legal custody of him. My son also stated he would not go back either. They dont really get along. Also, this whole yr that I have had him, My ex is still collecting child support from me for my son, that lives with me. Anyway, right now, my son is in a behavioral hospital. He has been a nightmare. My current husband is done with my son. He does not want him here anylonger. The two kids we share together are very young and my oldest son has scared them last week by punching my house windows out. He has also beat up his brother who is 16 and pushed and kicked his sister who is 14. They dont want him here either. I dont know what else to do. My question is this, I was thinking that when the hospital releases him in a few days, Im not going to pick him up and Im going to give the hospital a copy of my current order and tell them to call his dad in Illinois to come pick him up and that he has Physical custody of him and is supposed to be living with his father. Can I do this? Will I get into any trouble if I dont pick him up? How can I get his dad to take him back?