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Can you get full custody of your 3 children if they have lived with you for 2 years without seeing their mother and now she wants custody and she lives in NC and you live in OH or how would joint work?

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When your ex stopped seeing the children is when you should have gotten full custody of the children. It depends on the judge. Some judges believe it's important to have both mother and father involved with their children. Here are a couple of things you could do: 1. Go to a lawyer and file for full custody 2. If you wife is a good woman, then consider joint custody. She could have the children on certain holidays, on their summer vacations from school. Since you have had the children for 2 years it will be difficult for the children to adjust as far as traveling to see their mother. If they are old enough to understand ask them how they feel about it. Too often parents are so embittered in their own relationships they forget that kids have feeling too. Good luck Marcy Obviously the mother is not a good mother if she hasn't seen the children. I have full custody of my 2 children and live in Ohio also. so I can tell you a little bit about the Ohio court system. My lawyer told me that usually if you are the first to fill for full custody....95% of the time you will get it. ....especially since she left 2 years ago.....that makes it very hard for her even if she has filed already.( My ex has not seen her children for over two years also ....I have had them for 7 yrs. and in that time she has seen them less than a total of a week.). The courts will move in your favor....but you need to act fast before she does....Also pursue child support....but don't expect them to do too much....my ex owes me over $10,000 in back support....she has been to court twice before about it...both times she just gets a slap on the wrist....I have given them her address and phone number and....yet it is as if they won't do anything because she is a woman....so move quickly.....
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