Vern - posted on 12/15/2013 ( 3 moms have responded )
I am in the process of filing for physical custody of my 2 year old son. Me and his father are un married and have separated after a 5 year relationship. He has began using methamphetamine and was physically abusing me, which is why I took the Kids and moved out. We have one child together. I am holding my son from him until we get to court because of his drug abuse. He has gotten very hostile with me and threatens me on a daily basis. My custody papers are taking long to get finished, and he is becoming more and more angry and aggressive because I won't allow him to pick up our son. We have been separated for 2 months now. He was picking our son up at the beginning of our separation but his drug abuse had gotten worse. And he has been involved in gang activity. I fear for my son's safety and will not let him pick up my son. The last time I let my son go with him he threaten to kill himself while I son was asleep. I called the police and they allowed me to get my son and bring him home. My concern is this, my son's father is saying I'm going to get in to trouble for keeping him from his son like this. Can I get into trouble by the judge once we get to court and the judge finds out I've been keeping our son from him? I feel like I have good reason not to send our son. Is there a possibility that I will get into trouble by keeping him from his son until this is settled in court. I'm very worried that the judge will be angry and that it can ruin my chances of getting custody.. please give your input.