Penny - posted on 05/04/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )
I am going to be entering a gruesome custody battle. My fiancé and I have been having issues. After a huge altercation he convinces me not to leave him by suggesting we go to counseling and work things out for the baby's sake. The next day, I make a trip to the grocery store to pick up some items for dinner and leave the baby with him at our house. When i'm at the cashier I realize my bank card is missing. I immediately know something is wrong and rush home right away. Sure enough he's gone and so is my 8 month old son! I panic, call him; no answer. I go to the police station and they tell me there's nothing they can do without a court order because he's the father. Next day rolls around and I am able to get money out of our account and go see a lawyer only to find out he's already been to a lawyer and put a restraining order on me. I also find out he's making me out to seem like some drug addict/alchoholic. I feel like i'm living a nightmare! I've seen this in movies but never thought this would happen to me. He finally sends me a text saying "I'm sorry I had to do this but you've made it perfectly clear that you would want full custody and I am not going to be just a weekend dad" I should have known better because he pulled the same stunt with his ex and WON custody of their daughter (made her out to be an adulteress neglectful parent) I even believed his lies when I met him but now i'm sure she was screwed over just like me. He's a DEA agent and knows the law well so i'm worried that he's got the law on his side. I tried reaching his ex hoping she might help me but I have gotten no response.My lawyer is working out a 50/50 agreement until a custody hearing. Does anybody have any advise? I feel like i'm going to fall apart if I don't my son back and I can't even imagine him getting full custody of him after this. Who has the heart to pull a child away from ANYONE in that manner?