give me my child back!

Amanda - posted on 01/20/2016 ( 7 moms have responded )

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I have joint custody of my child but his father is the residential parent. I have grown very much as a person and mother in the past few years and I am finally at a good place in my life. My son is showing many signs of emotional abuse and has recently told me horrible things that are being said to him on a daily basis. He does not want to be at his father's anymore and has asked me to tell the judge. Poor little guy! IT is tearing him up. Not to mention killing me. I have an attorney but have to pay her a substantial payment before we can go back to court. I have a counselor working with my son as well as myself to help through the tough times. Can anyone out there relate> I feel very alone and judged for my past. Any input of a positive or helping nature would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

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Sarah - posted on 01/20/2016

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You can petition the court without your attorney, you go to the clerks off ice and ask for the proper forms. Since your son is 10, he can be appointed a guardian ad litem or CASA worker to help assess his wants and what is best for him. If he already has a GAL, then contact that person and sett a time for you son to meet with him. Do you have any documentation of the things that he has told you?

Ev - posted on 01/20/2016

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You are doing about all that you can with this. Once you get to go to court, then you can address the issues.

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Amanda - posted on 01/21/2016

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This has just been such a mess. I could go on and on about it for days and still leave a few things out! I just want my child to be happy. His father brainwashed him for the past 5 years and now my son see's the light! The man doesn't even get him up for school when he is there. My son just told me that his dad sets alarm on his phone and sticks it in the other room and my son is responsible for getting himself up, feeding himself etc and walking to school (two blocks away). If he is that lazy then he needs to give me all of the parental duties. Also my son told me recently that his dad calls him his "part time child." Which is probably one of the most horrible things I have ever heard. This has to STOP! I have spent money, been in court. Heck, the time before last in court he was charged with contempt and jailed. After a few days served they probated the rest. So when I take him back this last time he was in severe violation of our court order and they ended up setting hearing in front of the mediator . We had never been in front of her before so I think he was able to snowball her somewhat. So she gave him another chance instead of giving him 6 months in jail. He does not care about our son's well being. This is all to hurt me and my family. To him our son is just a piece of property! I now have a ten year old precious boy standing in front of me telling me he can't be himself there and he has to watch what he says. This by far has been the most trying thing we have ever been through together. But like I tell my son all of the time, pray! Our prayers were answered last night when the jerk didn't show up! Sorry to keep rambling, thanks for all of your input!

Amanda - posted on 01/21/2016

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Yes, Sarah E. I write everything down! Also the counselor has documentation of this also. Last night his dad was supossed to meet me at 6pm at a certai location appointed by the court and he did not show, text, or call. So needless to say he is with me another day and night because today is one of my scheduled days! We really lucked out this time. Now I need to figure out my next move. Maybe go file for emergency temporary custody....idk

Amanda - posted on 01/20/2016

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I am going crazy he is here now and has been since friday and he has to go back with his dad this evening and he is worried and keeps saying he doesn't want to go.

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