My friend Dee's ex took teen daughters to hotel room with new wife
Dee is seething. She's my Ecuadorian friend who's desperately trying to survive an ugly divorce. Her narcissist ex married a woman after knowing her only three weeks. That was after several others rejected him.
He owes her two months back child support, but that didn't keep him from going on a honeymoon and moving out of state with the new wife. Tonight he showed up at Dee's house when she wasn't home. When she came home, she found out he was there and drove off to call the girls. He had fallen off his motorcycle and scraped his leg. Her two teenage daughters were cleaning him up.
She called him, then, and told him to leave. He said he had already left with the girls and was taking the them to a hotel. He never made arrangements to do that. And now he doesn't live locally anymore. They are spending the night in the same room with him and his new wife, whom the girls only met today.
Dee is freaking out. What can I tell her? He does have visitation rights. But not the right to walk right into the house whenever he wants and take the kids.
I am wondering, wouldn't he have to tell her where they were going? And now she wants to go and get the girls and bring them home. She doesn't like the idea of them all being in the same room. Does she have a right to get them from him?
It puts the kids is such a terrible spot. Anyone with experience in this kind of thing?