Katie - posted on 08/31/2014 ( 4 moms have responded )
My ex and I have been separated for the past 7 years. He has not always been the best parent, but because of our local court system, we have shared a 50/50 custody schedule. Throughout the past 7 years, there has been many times when the dad was absent for periods of times. Sometimes because he did not have a car, or because he was out of town for a side job. Most recently this is happening again. His dad is now homeless and was at first seeing him for his weekends, but it has slowly decreased and now he has not seen or heard from him for a few weeks. This has affected my son in a variety of ways, but the most aggravating is his inability to sleep sometimes. He will lay there for 2 hours missing his dad (and his dad's side of the family), and there is nothing I can say to comfort him. I am about to go to court to plea for full custody, but am afraid that if I do his father will pop up and tell my son negative things about the case, which he has done in the past. Any advice?