Client has kid, who is 6 years old.
Client goes to store with her kid and Boyfriend.
Kid starts whining about wanting candy. Defying the adult supervision, kid reaches for candy.
Boyfriend pulls back kid's arm. Adult correction - read, stern "talking to" - ensue.
Client, her kid, and Boyfriend continue on in public, and several hours later go home.
Client exchanges kid with kid's father, Dad.
Kid mentions that Boyfriend "pinched" him.
Dad interrogates kid and decides what kid means is that Boyfriend "choked" him.
Dad calls cops.
Cops come and interrogate kid. Decide what kid meant is that Boyfriend "pulled his arm."
Cops tell Dad there is not much there, but then tell Dad that the child will be taken into protective custody and Dad will be charged with child neglect if he lets kid go back to a situation that is dangerous.
Dad decides not to give kid back to Client.
Dad calls his idiot family law attorney.
Idiot family law attorney gives ex parte notice. Asks for sole legal and sole physical custody for Dad.
Next morning, idiot family law attorney attempts to convince judge that Boyfriend simultaneously pinched, choked, and pulled the arm of kid. Client's attorney laughs in open court.
Judge denies ex parte request and disgustedly orders a hearing on the same day in August when another hearing on the matter is scheduled.
Okay, so maybe the cops were actually practicing juvenile law - same thing.