Stephanie - posted on 11/19/2012 ( no moms have responded yet )
Ok ladies, I need help. I left my boyfriend of two years because of his drinking problem and verbal abuse. The last drunk incident we got into, he pushed me and was throwing things throughout the house. I have had to have my family come pick me up on several occasions because of his temper and being drunk. The last incident where he pushed me, my family came and picked me up in the middle of the night but I did not file a police report. (I'm kicking myself for that) I decided then that I had to get my daughter (1 year old) out of that house. I left and I filed for custody and we went to court and the courts issued a temporary order for 58/42 custody, with me being the primary custodian. He is going to fight this until he gets 50/50 custody because he wants say in where she goes to school (we live an hour apart). I know I have witnesses to testify to his drinking and I have an email or two but I'm scared to death that he's going to get 50/50!! This is a man that will do anything to get his way... including lying and manipulating the system, as I've seen it before.
First, what are the chances of him getting 50/50?? Are witnesses and emails and a journal that I've kept, enough to prove to the courts what kind of man he is??? I was a stay home mom and took care of my daughter 24/7. It is killing me to be away from her 3 days out of the week. I'd love to go for full custody but I don't want to push my luck....
Second, I'd like to modify the temp order at our final court hearing so that the weekends are split between us. As it is now, he gets her every single weekend.