I need help and advice. It all started when I started dating my ex back in July of last year (2012). After 3 months of dating I ended up pregnant by mistake. NO BASHING!!! After 5 months of pregnancy my ex and I broke up because he was verbally,emotionally, and mentally abusive; he moved another girl into our house while I was away on vacation, he cheated on me constantly and got another girl pregnant. I Moved out and throught my pregnancy and even after he had never bought anything for his daughter. However I wanted to work things out and be civil for my daughter. However, I finally got tired of him treating me like dirt. In my state (Nebraska) if both names are on the birth certificate and there is not custody agreement through the courts a parent can take the child and not give him/her back. Well her father threatened to do this. So I ended up going to court and getting a lawyer so that I could make sure she'd come home to me every night and that he would have to support her with child support since he never did. We'll we went to court and he got every Thursday from 112pm-5pm and every other Saturday from 9am to 6 pm Sunday night, I get my child support as well and I have full physical custody and joint legal custody. Well on his very first visitation I find out (he told me through text) that he did not feed our 8 week old daughter for 11.5 hours and during her 33 hour visit with her dad he only gave her 22 oz of formula( Which she takes 5 oz of formula every4-5 hrs). I was livid. I called my lawyer and asked what to do. He told me to call CPS. CPS told me they don't think this follows their guidelines as neglect (I don't understand how it's not!!) So what I need help on is I don't understand the difference between physical and legal custody and How would you guys handle the father of your child doing this? I'm a first time mom and I'm young. Noone I know has ever been through a custody battle so I am knew to everything.