“I do not have custody of my children and they reside with there mother. I am greatly concerned for there welfare. My children are being neglected in many ways and i want to file for custody but I know that they are not being cared for. Is there anything i can file for temporary custody until my case is heard by the judge. I reside in the state of Mass and I am unsure of what my rights are.”
In many states there are emergency procedures to get “ex parte” orders. If there are serious health and safety issues, sometimes the court will grant temporary orders until some qualified professional can take a look at a family structure. Additionally, anyone found making false allegations of child abuse or neglect may lose a great deal in the way of timeshare and attorney fees.