My question involves a child custody case from the State of: Kentucky
Ex-wife who has custody of our daughter 10, despite no custody agreement in divorce decree has left the state of KY after being a resident for 6 months.
Once she moved back to Kentucky, i was allowed visitation not through courts with my daughter 10, and was getting her every weekend of the 6 months we bonded well.
Ex wife is verbally abusive to my daughter, and more and more I'd notice that all wasn't really well. I felt i needed to make sure I had visitation through court and some form of joint/legal custody.
I filed a motion for more parenting time and 50/50 custody because she just could not be trusted to stay as she had vanished for years before moving all over the country with my daughter
So, we went to an initial custody hearing and the Judge ordered mediation for us to work this out, exactly what i had hoped for, as I wasnt necessarily trying to go for full custody I just needed to make sure I have a role in my daughters life.
Well, i waited for the mediation date and her atty who she retained and also never paid finally called mine and said she has completely ghosted her and also not paid her, so she advised she is withdrawing from the case.
After some time she called and advised that she moved back to Nebraska and that I had no case, and there is nothing i can do and to forget we exist. This is heartbreaking to say the least also to my daughters sibling's 2 brothers 1 sister who have enjoyed having her back in their life.
My attorney has filed a motion to have the child returned to KY and the Judge signed off on it. However no my Attorney advised I need an address to serve her in Nebraska which seems like starting this whole process over again.
I'm not sure how I can get the address, but will be trying and may try to find a PI who can help? Will a judge in NE honor the motion from the Judge in KY? I know my daughter is probably in danger sleeping on some stranger's couch or back in the abusive home they fled from and do not know what to do?
If anyone has any advise please let me know.