Elizabeth - posted on 06/17/2011 ( 10 moms have responded )
Here is the deal. I am the mother of 3 cute girls and last month i got served with custody papers from the father of my older two. I left in 3.5 yrs ago due to domestic violence (he tried to strangle me with a belt) I have a restraining order on him til nov. In Wisconsin a restraining order does not keep you from seeing your kids.
After all this time he want to have joint custody of the kids and visitation. my children have come to call the father of my yougest daughter (my boyfreind) daddy. We have not told them what is going on.
I got a lawyer and he is tellin me that it will be to hard to get full custody of my girls and that i should just settle for joint.
Anyone living with joint custody were the father was abusive please tell me how this is workin and if my idea of just sayin the kids are going here, the kids will do this, they will not do this will work? any other feed back is helpful as single moms im sure that some of you have gone though something like this.