My question involves child abuse or neglect in the State of: Florida
15 year old was beaten and threatened by father several days ago. He has primary physical custody of child. This was an agreed upon arrangement by both parents as mother had to move out of state for work and 50/50 custody was in place at the time. Parents did file a formal custody agreement and visitation through courts. Child and father have been having problems past months and turned violent several days ago. School notified police and DCF. Filing a protective order today. This was not a one hit or one slap incident. There are several marks and bruises and possible concussion. Visit with pediatrician today also. Police are filing charges. DCF has open case and child was placed with family member. Mom is arriving from out of state today. There are still safety concerns as father is still trying to contact child. Does mom file temporary custody in FL or would it be better to get child and leave to her home state and file in the other state. The other state does have jurisdiction for emergency custody orders....already checked. DCF is really not very helpful as it seems to be impossible to contact anyone or have anyone give a straight answer at present time. Please advise.