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My wife filed for divorce on Wednesday whilst my son is

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My wife filed for divorce on Wednesday whilst my son is staying with my father due to the Easter holidays. He was due to drop my son at my wife's mother and step father. My son is unaware at this time of the situation.
Their intention was for them to then bring my son home on Sunday and they would then stay the night at our home rather than let my wife and I speak to our son as couple. Her mother is particularly aggressive.
My father felt that was no appropriate, which I agreed so he would look after my son until tomorrow night at which time I would go to collect him bringing him home on Saturday. This was communicated to wife and the in laws.
My wife this morning has shown up at my Dads demanding my son be handed over. I do not feel my sons welfare is best served by this. What are our rights?
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Family Law
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
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Expert:  Thomas Judge replied 3 months ago.
Basically you do not have to return the child. You both have parental responsibility (the parents) and as such equal rights. The mother does not have greater rights to the child.
Expert:  Thomas Judge replied 3 months ago.

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Expert:  Thomas Judge replied 2 months ago.

Has this been resolved now?