Question: Dear Luise: My son and daughter-in-law are getting a divorce. Their baby girl will be 1 year old next month. Right now they are going to a Mediator to get things divided, etc. In the meantime, my son is living in a hotel or at my house occasionally. She is using the baby as a bargaining chip! He has legal rights to see the baby on certain days and hours. She will not let him take the baby if the baby is sleeping. He can not wait in the house, he has to wait in his car or just leave! She dictates where he can take the baby, etc. What can he do? She threatens to call 911 if he does not do what she says, etc. They are supposed to be moved out of the apartment in one month. As I mentioned, she is staying there and he is not. He’s paying for it. She will not do anything to help with this now. The Mediator idea is supposed to help in many ways including costs attorneys, etc. What can my son do now? M.
Answer: Dear M.: I don’t have any legal training. The mediator and attorney do. You son has to put up a big fuss, let them know the cruel and unnecessary treatment his “ex” is giving him and get it straightened out. He has rights and he needs to exercise them. He deserves a lot better than what he’s getting. Blessings, Luise