how likely is a mom to get full custody

Yarixza - posted on 09/04/2015 ( 5 moms have responded )

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Me and my ex just split and his kids were just taken by cps becuz he hit them and left huge bruises. Now im trying to protect my daughter who is 7 months old and I got a temporary restraining order for her because he threatened me and my family. Now I wanted to extend it but I couldnt because they say he isnt a danger to her. So now he will take her for 2 weeks to a different city for his visit and km so scared I cant do nothing about this. I havnt gone to the court house becuz it too is in a different city and I dont have money to travel. I have proof of his abuse towards me and his aggressive behavior so how likely am I to get full custody of my baby?

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Dove - posted on 09/06/2015

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Thank you for being the one to say that, Jodi. My ex tried for full custody... and I'm the one that has it. ;)

Sarah - posted on 09/05/2015

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Is CPS currently working with your family? if he lost kids to abuse, I'd be surprised that he got unsupervised time with her. Has there been a custody hearing and you didn't go? That may be why he was given two weeks of unsupervised time. If you can't afford a lawyer you can still file the petitions for support and custody. The clerks office can five you the forms and a referral to legal aide if you need help.

Jodi - posted on 09/05/2015

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"The first one who applies for full custody gets it"

Wow, this is SUCH a misinformed statement.

To the OP, because the restraining order was about him threatening YOU, not your child, this is why he isn't seen as a threat to his child. If you want to prevent him from having any custody of the child, you need to not only file for custody but also produce EVIDENCE that he is a potentially a threat to the child. Until you do this, he has as much right to see the child as you do. If you have evidence, you can push for supervised visitation. But you say you haven't gone to court, so really, without those custody orders, you've got nothing.

SUZANNE - posted on 09/05/2015

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Girl I'm a 53 year old mom have full custody of my two grand daughters 5 and 6 years of age for the past 3years I was in a very abusive relationship with my first husband 26years ago the threats are all about control and you should go to the court house and have this order stopped. The first one who applies for full custody gets it, I hoped this helped a bit but please bring all your proof and stop the long distance visits and go for supervised.

Dove - posted on 09/05/2015

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He has a court order allowing him this visitation?

Take all of your evidence and call a lawyer. Some will do a single free consult.. or they might be able to connect you w/ Legal Aid for advice.

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