Kylie - posted on 04/04/2014 ( 3 moms have responded )
I'm needing some advise. I have four children but my 7 year old daughter has a different father than the other 3. My ex and I are both remarried. I have had issures with his new wife ever since they first got together. I thought at first it was going to be good. She was nice to me which I thought was a good sign that this was going to be a good situation if we can get along. I was wrong!! I have a question regarding step parent rights and parental alienation. I have joint shared custody of her. My daughters step mother has been constantly trying to cause problems for me since she married my ex. Most recently my daughter contacted lice from school. The out break took some time to get under control. My daughters step mother made an appointment for my daughter without my knowledge so I was unable to attend this appointment. My ex and I were not there for this appointment but my daughters step mother discussed the lice issue which resulted in sending me a threatening certified letter stating that as a result from that appointment she was told to turn me into SRS for neglect. I was told I was not invited to my daughters class birthday party last year because the step mom didn't think it would be a good idea. I have been told by my ex that on his weeks the step mom can take care of doctor appointments and that I don't need to be there because it was not my week with my daughter. The step mom has said she is waiting for me to mess up so they can get full custody of my daughter. In the past I have tried talking to my ex and he just blames me for the issues and says I'm just jealous of his new wife and feel threatened. I have tried to bite my tongue over the past years with these issues because every time I tried to address them it turned around on me and was a waste of my time. I'm at a loss. I can't afford to retain an attorney every time we have an issue, is there anything I can do?