Custody Issues

***DISCLAIMER: THE PURPOSE OF THIS FORUM IS FOR GENERAL DISCUSSION ONLY. THIS IS NOT LEGAL ADVICE. PLEASE RETAIN AN ATTORNEY TO PROTECT YOUR INTERESTS IN ALL LEGAL MATTERS.*** Child custody battles can be an expensive and emotional undertaking. There are so many nuances with family court, and it can be very confusing when a child is involved. We discuss various problems in custody situations to all who mother (verb--to nurture). We acknowledge that all forms of the noun "mom" are welcome to join our discussion, as titles are meaningless in this forum. Instead, we do not focus on these nouns as titles, and invite all women who "mother" and have custody issues. No one with a concern over a child's custody situation should feel irrelevant just because of their title in that child's life. You found this group because you have a custody issue. This is a group, not a courtroom, and regardless of whether you have legal rights to the child, you are welcome here if you "mother" that child. This includes for biological moms, grandma's, step-moms, foster moms, guardians, etc. You are all welcome here. No one is invisible on this board, and we all matter. ***Understand that you may not like all the responses on this forum. The truth is sometimes hard to swallow, but the reason behind the bluntness may make the difference later, i.e., courtrooms.


I still check this community every day...

... and I know others do as well! :) If any moms have questions please feel free to ask away! I know you posted something similar, Hannah, but I thought it might be nice to...

Started by Holly on 10/03/2010 in Custody Issues

Last update on 10/13/2010 by Hannah


real mum getting away with it again. HELP!!

my partner is the dad but only bio dad to his son but not bio to his d, he was with his ex wife while she was preg with her & he is on birth certificate. & his d has been with...

Started by Tanith on 03/31/2010 in Custody Issues

Last update on 05/18/2010 by Hannah


Next Steps

Hey ladies! First, thank you for your advice to my last question. While she didn't end up taking him to court (goodness knows, that would mean she would have boundaries set...

Started by Kristie on 03/30/2010 in Custody Issues

Last update on 04/07/2010 by Arrynne


Some changes...

So, I found out today that the bm has been having a friend "stalk" my activity here on CoM. Now, she can't see what I've written in here or on the stepmom's forum (my membership...

Started by Holly on 03/11/2010 in Custody Issues

Last update on 03/17/2010 by Mandie


crying today

i am so fed up. my lawyer is back to not returnign my calls or emails. i don't even know how to fire him at this point. if i go back to legal aid to get a new lawyer, they're...

Started by Candice on 03/05/2010 in Custody Issues

Last update on 03/11/2010 by Mandie


Possibly going to court...

Hi. :) This is my first time posting here but my boyfriend and I have had some issues arise recently. I'm going to try to be nice and not bad mouth the ex but I can't make...

Started by Kristie on 03/07/2010 in Custody Issues

Last update on 03/09/2010 by Candice


I JUST knew it ...

So those of you who know me know how oldest ss (H) is now living with BM (after almost 7 yrs of the sk's doing 50% shared care) and is meant to see us every 2nd weekend. Well of...

Started by Mandie on 03/06/2010 in Custody Issues

Last update on 03/08/2010 by Mandie


When it rains....

April 19th we are going to court for $$ issues. known about this for about a month now. The psychiatrist turned in his report to the mediator and family services just...

Started by Hannah on 03/03/2010 in Custody Issues

Last update on 03/06/2010 by Mandie


need advice ladies...

before i start...i'm in a crusty mood cuz my kid won't sleep...again. she wakes up then won't go back to bed. 2 nights in a row. i'm not impressed...and when this happens i get...

Started by Candice on 02/18/2010 in Custody Issues

Last update on 02/28/2010 by Holly



Ok some of you girls know me and my story quite well.Right now there is an issue going on that I'm too close to, to be rational about so I thought I'd ask you all. It's a bit...

Started by Mandie on 02/22/2010 in Custody Issues

Last update on 02/24/2010 by Holly


Clutsy me

So I was washing a glass bowl the other night, dropped it in the sink and it shattered, one of the shards hitting my wrist and slicing it open. Now I look like a bad suicide...

Started by Hannah on 02/18/2010 in Custody Issues

Last update on 02/23/2010 by Hannah


Go ahead- take me to court!

So my son turns 2 tomorrow and about two weeks ago this fact dawned on his father. His father who hasn't tried to see him in almost 7 months. His father suddenly decided to...

Started by Hannah on 02/04/2010 in Custody Issues

Last update on 02/16/2010 by Hannah


custody question.

My son is 8 month old and has never been around his father. his father want's to go for full custody of im aware of him getting is slim to none but i wanna know if he...

Started by Keira on 01/22/2010 in Custody Issues

Last update on 02/06/2010 by Hannah


does anyone

does anyone know how long it takes after a postive dna test come's back to set up the custody hearing and such? LIke how long does it take till they will see us and settle this...

Started by Keira on 01/30/2010 in Custody Issues

Last update on 01/31/2010 by Holly


Been kinda quiet... How are we all doing?

Hey ladies! I noticed we've all been knida quiet lately, so I thought I'd ask how you're all doing! Any good news? Bad (sure hope not!)? Things are going well in my house. I...

Started by Holly on 01/15/2010 in Custody Issues

Last update on 01/31/2010 by Holly


going to court next week

okay so i am new to this group. a week from tomorrow me and my husband are going to court to get the custody of my "step son" official. long story short...i have been around...

Started by Brittany on 01/19/2010 in Custody Issues

Last update on 01/29/2010 by Mandie


How is Everyone Doing?

I know a bunch of us have court hearings coming up. Just checking in seeing how y'all are doing. We're filling the time by staying busy - visiting friends (went to the San...

Started by Hannah on 10/12/2009 in Custody Issues

Last update on 01/27/2010 by Candice