child custody

Shawntelle - posted on 11/19/2013 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My children are living with their paternal grandparents. They have permanent custody because when it was time for me to get em back I had nowhere to go. They promised me when I got stable they would give them back to me. They were removed from my care because their father was abusive and when I went to the courts to get help and issue an epo, the said I violated it when he was harassing me and they took them. I did everything I was suppose to . I have been to court numerous times and they will not give them to me, maybe its because the900.00 they get a month. They are no good, I barely get to see them, my child's father is suppose to get supervised visits no overnights that was the court order because he left marks on my oldest, his parents didn't report it, I did because they say they are for the kids but if they was they wouldn't have covered for him. They still wouldn't give me custody. I am OK now and married and I am still fighting for them. Don't have money for an attorney I have read my child custody laws in KY. I can get them back permanent custody or not. They are not following the court orders, the aren't letting me see my kids and the are allowing my children to go over his house knowing they aren't suppose to. What should I do to help my case besides getting an lawyer. They aren't right they arent following the orders. If I report this and I am I just gotta be smart about it, but when I do , what do y'all think will happen? My kids get removed from their home? Or will they just get a smack on the hand. I need advice what should I do? Please help me

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Shawntelle - posted on 11/19/2013

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Thank you so much, the judge tells me I have done everything but since I had no lawyer, they didn't want to hear anything I say.the only proof i have is my kids word and I don't question them becausd its not right. I'm not a bad parent I was given an injustice, they said I violated the epo but it was him, he just went down there before to cover himself, I had no transportation at the time. Every time I went to court the judge never spoke bad he just said g lawyer and I will hear you. I even called cps when I saw what was on my daughter, they did nothing I had pictures and everything.the grandparents make me suffer bbecause I am doine right thing. This has happened to several females before here in my where they lose custody trying to get away and they get revictimized all over again. And they are good women too mothers, but my will give their kids back to someone who was abusive towards them or is on hard drugs. Every cps worker that took my case said my kids should have never been removed, they all say it. Thank you so much

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 11/19/2013

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first of all, you need solid proof of contempt of court and violation of orders. You telling the courts that they let the kids do this or that is not proof, it's anecdotal evidence, or hearsay.

You need evidence that your ex is dangerous to the children and that his parents are enabling contact in violation of court orders. Pictures, witnesses, etc. You need proof that the circumstances that caused teh removal of the kids in the first place have been handled and will not happen again.

If you've been to court numerous times, and still do not have custody, then there is still something lacking in your situation, as far as a judge sees it. You DO need an attorney. There is no way around that. If you want your kids back, your attorney will be able to outline steps to follow, proof to be gotten, etc.

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