I had not seen my son for 24 days and after going to court, as a result of a protection order, the court set visitation from Noon on Saturday to 6:00 pm.
If your wife is abusive as you say then why would the court allow your son to be living with her. That doesn’t make sense. Obviously your son is upset. It is not his responsibility to track you down to see you. It is yours. So I put the not seeing him for 24 days squarely on your shoulders. He probably is depressed and doesn’t know what to do with his depression. I would suggest that you make attempts to connect with him despite what seems his unwillingness to do so. Again, if abuse was reported to the police then I am very surprised that the court is allowing him to stay with his mother. Perhaps she isn’t abusing him?