domestic violence escape/custody battle . please help!

Brittany - posted on 03/13/2014 ( 2 moms have responded )

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i am from CA my sons father is from MN. we hav a history of donestic abuse in CA, hes been arrested twice but always convinced me to drop charges because i was financially dependent on him. well i was stupid to giv him another chance n moved to his home town (another way for him to isolate n control me i see now) and things are worse. i finally have the strength to leave him n protect my son from witnessing anymore abuse (father drags me around in front of him, degrades me, contradicts my parenting etc) but i have no support here. i need to move back home to CA with my son for our safety n health but i keep reading about the "home state" having jurisdiction. the home state is supposedly where the kid has been last 6 months. we'v been here 7 months. but the first year of his life was in CA n i know w all his connections here in MN i could lose custody of my son n id rather stay n let him hurt me than let tht happen even tho i kno leaving would b better for the quality of mine n my sons life. plz help if anyone knows what i can do to move legally n get custody. no papers hav been filed anywhere yet.

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Brittany - posted on 03/14/2014

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thanks but iv already called and asked for advice n they told me to get a lawyer wich i cannot afford right now so i need any and all free advice before i hav to do tht. anybody else been in a similar situation??

Courtney - posted on 03/14/2014

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The National Domestic Violence Hotline may be able to link you with resources in your area. 1-800-799-7233

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