My question involves a child custody case from the State of: Indiana
I know someone who is currently separated from her husband. They have been separated for 3 months now. She asked him to leave and he moved out. The children still live with her. She lets him see the kids whenever he wants and never says no to him. Though he randomly flips out and says that she can not see them again. He has before said to her that she can't come pick up the kids when originally planned because he is mad at her, and he did go through with it.
As of right now she has no funds for a lawyer whatsoever. What she is wanting to do is get temporary custody and visitations set up so that he can't keep the kids from her. She wants temporary visitation set up as well because she does not want to keep the children from the father. As of right now they are not legally separated. Do they need to be legally separated first?
Ok so my questions are how does she go about doing this?
Where does she go to get the paperwork for temporary custody? How does she go about doing this without a lawyer?
How does she go about becoming legally separated if that is in fact what she needs to do first before filing for temporary custody?
Thanks for reading.