My question involves restraining orders in the State of: Washington
So this might be a little hard to follow but I will try my best. My husband has a ex-wife with two children together. His ex has a boyfriend with two children together. We have been trying to get custody of my husbands children for some time and we did have emergency custody for a while. The judge ordered her to get a protection order against her boyfriend or she would not get them back. So she did and she has had them since September. The boyfriend is still around and she is allowing this. Tonight we received word that The mother was over 200 miles away in another city and she left all 4 kids with him alone to babysit. The police were called and they did nothing but told him that when she gets back he would have to leave. They will not even let my husband go and pick up his children so they are not around this man because of the parenting order and it is not his time. Should he have not been arrested for violating the order? The officer told my husband that because the mother said that he could be there that there was nothing that they could do. This just does not seem right. What do we do?