I don’t trust the boyfriend my ex-wife and I’m afraid for my children.
I have been reliably informed that the new boyfriend of my ex-wife was once arrested by his ex-wife for violating a protection order. That disturbs me as it is indicative that he may be violent. My worry is that he hangs out with my ex-wife and my children. Can I limit his engagement with my kids? How do I find out about the circumstances of his arrest.
An arrest does not mean somebody has done wrong, unless there has been a conviction. It may be that that the ex- wife causing his arrest was being malicious. The circumstances surrounding his arrest is a matter of public record at the magistrates court, and if you can’t go and track it, you can hire a lawyer to do so. Unfortunately there is very little you can do about your wife’s new boyfriend keeping the company of your kid, if she has custody. Especially when there is no evidence of abuse of the children. If you find such evidence you can always report this to a family advocate or the police.