Please help me. My ex has taken my 2 year old and not returned her i am hysterical and the police will not help. I will have to go court next week and get a court order. I am a mess. I dont know what to do next. Does anyone know a solicitor who is working this weekend and able to go to court on Monday with me? I just want my baby back. She has never spent more than a night away from me before. He will not answer his phone neither will his family. I need some help please
So sorry to read this OP. You must be beside yourself. When was your daughter due back? Do you have a written agreement about what was supposed to happen and when she was supposed to be returned (text or email)? Is your ex on the birth certificate? What did the police say?
What do you mean by taken? Has this been a pre arranged visit and a refusal to bring her back afterwards or has she been forcibly removed from your home? The police have to act within the law so if he is named on the birth certificate and it was part of an arranged contact when no court order is in place they can't remove the child from father unless there are other factors involved, think unsuitable living conditions/violence etc. If he has come in and snatched the child that's a different kettle of fish.
How horrible for you yasmin . Are you by any chance in Scotland? If so, the procedures may be different from the rest of the UK and some of the advice you receive here.
I second PP's advice about passports. If your DD doesn't have one that is in your possession then your ex may have applied for and received one, so it is important to rule this out. If he has another nationality he may also have applied for and received a foreign passport for your DD which he could use to travel out of the country with her. It is important to stop this happening, especially with non Hague convention countries such as Egypt.
Hopefully all of this doesn't apply and your DD will be returned quickly, but if there is any chance that he has a passport for her then you need to tell the police that and make sure he is not allowed to take her out of the country.