New to this and would love some advice on how to get custody back

Alissa - posted on 08/16/2013 ( 2 moms have responded )

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I have been fighting for my son for over 3yrs now. i have my son on the weekends that's if his father is willing to let me see him. My sons father has kept him from me several times and a few times i have had to call the cops on him. Even when we go court they don't see that he has been trying to isolate me from my son many times due to the new wife. i have done everything the courts have asked of me such as parenting classes, counseling, doctors appointments all do to my sons father claiming i was an unfit mother. In the courts he lies and is very persuasive, and conniving. and i feel the courts are not moving along and looking at both sides.

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Courts are very hesitant to move children from one parent to the other--they like to get the child settled into one home and go from there.

EVERY time his father violates the court ordered visitation, file a report for contempt of court order against him. Make sure it is documented and that you have copies of the documentation.

When you take him back to court for increased visitation, don't ask for your son to come live with you full time. Instead, ask for 50/50 custody. Ask that the child spend equal amounts of time with each of you. Also, hire a GOOD lawyer. Do interviews, review their track records. Find someone who specializes in custody battles and who has a very good record for regaining lost custody--you'll have to look around and talk to at least a few dozen to find someone who's good at this, as it is very difficult to do.

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Alissa - posted on 08/20/2013

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Thank you for your feed back. i just wonder if its ever going to change. I want my son home again and i no its going to take time but its just hard and sad that my son has to be put thru this and it frustrates me that his father doesn't see that its only hurting our son.

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