a few things first off I know you have spent money already but you may need an attorney. 2nd I presume this must be a small town and it has to do with a zoning issue. Before making too big of waves try to reason with the town council(do this before the attorney). If your land lord rented you this place full well knowing that you could not open your business there then they committed at the very least fraud. They would have to give your money back. Try to find the legal terms for this and present them to the landlord. If they don't budge you may need to sue. let them know that if you have to sue then you will also sue for lost revenue. this would come from if they in fact knew you could not open a business there but they rented to you and said it was cleared with the town. you could recoup possible lost revenue due to the fact that you could have been in business elsewhere or working. check all your facts first and make sure that they did know you could not open shop there. I would try to find out about the other 2 who tried to open there also maybe this person shafted them also? The town may not even be able to legally say you cannot open your business there. so check that also. hope this helps. I am not a lawyer or anything but have been through much in life and was a manager in fast food for 10 years. Good luck hon
Since I know absolutely nothing of your personal situation the first thing to remember is that the courts are required to act in the best interest of the child(ren). I know that you are thinking that your husband has control over your daughter, but that has yet to be determined by a court. Your best bet to keeping both your children is to go home for a vacation/break or some space or whatever you need as an excuse to go. As soon as you can establish residency which depending on circumstance could be immediately or whatever the state requirement is. For instance if your spouse is in the military and you traveled to his duty station to be with him, that does not remove your resident status in your home state in most instances. The trick is to be consistent in such things as absentee voting or maintaining a legal record of "Permanent Address" in your home state. Some states maintain that if you were married there, they can establish jurisdiction in divorce proceedings...hopefully a LA. lawyer will respond as well. Anyhow enough of the rabbit trail, what you also need to consider is the best interest of the child(ren). If your spouse is abusive, do not leave your daughter in that environment. On the other hand, if your spouse is a loving and caring father and can better provide for the well being of the child, maybe he would be the best custodial parent, at least until you get re-settled. Next thing to consider if your husband is not abusive to you or your children, is maybe you are facing tough times and issues that you can resolve as a couple, perhaps with some counselling to help facilitate the communication walls that we as humans invariably put up when we are emotionally upset. You must have had strong feelings for this man to have married him and have two pregnancies by him, evaluate if the relationship is worth saving, but if it is that irrepairable, children are better off being from a broken home than in one...best of luck!