My evil step mom trying to take custody of my children!!!

April - posted on 01/01/2013 ( 12 moms have responded )

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Ok, I have an evil step mom. She has been married to6 yrs I was 13 when they married, she has been abusive to me all those yrs not every day but it has happen on more then one occasion. 3yrs ago we got in a huge fight and she punched me and I told my father I was leaving. I have 2 children they are 11 and 9 we had made an agreement that my kids could stay there until I had some where stable to live and they were to come home. I felt that was the right thing as we had been living with them since I had my youngest I didn't feel that bouncing the kids from place to place was right of me as I had no place to go after our fight. 2yrs ago I got married to my husband we have a stable home and our finances are great I have told both my father and my step mother that I wanted my children home with me as I have custody of both of them there were no papers signed giving either of them rights to my children. My step mother refused to give them back and informed me I would have to fight her in court. Can she do that if she isn't even related to me? I took my kids back when school let out for the holidays and I told my father they weren't coming back. I have found out that my oldest is being abused by her though I have no proof except her voice and my 8yr old niece who told my step sister who then to me. I have also been told my my oldest school that she had threatened suicide due to my step mother. I felt I needed to get them out fast. Can my evil step mom get me for custody I'm scared. I didn't want to have to drag my kids through the system but she is going to try

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April - posted on 01/01/2013

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It is very hard im just worried that she will get them im not so much worried im scared for my children if she happens to win. Hopefully the good lord above will see us through this. Ty ladies for the sweet words ill carry them with me through all this

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April - posted on 01/03/2013

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He won't speak to me. I sent him a text the other day telling him he was more them welcome to come over and see his grand kids when ever he wanted all he had to do was call so we could be home. He sent me a text back like 2hrs later and all he said was F U B. he sitting over there telling my granny he is worried bout them well I told him to come see me and that's what I got so I'm going to show the courts

Lakota - posted on 01/03/2013

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If your kids want to live with you, she really has no way of winning. If your dad is on board with her, then there might be a slight possibility that they will win. The only thing they have going for them is the fact that they are the ones who have provided them with a stable home for many years. You need to talk to your dad and see where he is. If he agrees with you, he really needs to speak up to her. If it goes to court, he will have to any way.

April - posted on 01/02/2013

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I never thought she would be like that to the kids, she was to me but I figuared she was since my dad married when I was 13 and I was already set in my ways. She wasn't abusive to THEM just my daughter and that just started this past summer according to my daughter. My dad won't say anything about anything.i lived there until my son was 6 almost 7 he is now 9. I left due to her trying to fight me. I didn't want the kids to see that so I left but I didn't have anywhere to go when I left....sooo we (me,my dad,and her) made an agreement that once I was stable and had a home of my own the kids were to come home. No it's not that I'm just now trying to get them I have been telling her and my father I wanted them back and she refused to give them back and informed me I would have to fight her in court,I have been trying to figuare out how to do it without having to drag my kids through the legal system. My daughter and niece came to me separately but during the same week like within a cpl days of each otherand told me she (my stepmom) was choking my daughter so I just took my kids and told them if I had to fight them in court so be it. I have been tell them for 2yrs now to give them to me. And I dint just leave them I never abandon them they can and stayed the nights or weekends. And I have always done everything financially and medically.

Lakota - posted on 01/02/2013

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It doesn't look good that you are trying to prove abuse, but, you left your kids there any way. What is your dad saying? You said that you had been living there since you had your youngest? So, that is the only home your kids have known. You left them there 3 years ago, you got married 2 years ago, and you are just now trying to get them back? And the whole time, you knew your step mother is abusive? Good luck.

FoxyMom - posted on 01/02/2013

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Just document everything and if you have to get a restraining order out on her to keep her away from you and your children.

April - posted on 01/02/2013

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Ty Ashley I already have a good attorney and I can prove all of that. I know it doesn't look good but then I thought I was doing right by the kids by not bouncing them around from place to place. But they are home now and we are doing the waiting game until like u said we get papers.

Ashley - posted on 01/01/2013

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we cant tell you what a judge will say. it is not going to look good on you that you left them there for 2 years, but if you can prove that you have a stable home, and can financially provide for them, then you have a fighting chance. keep you kids safe, and wait til you get served with court papers. in the meantime, start trying to find a good lawyer.

S&S - posted on 01/01/2013

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You've got to do what you've got to do. Don't let them near her. And go to court if that's the road you have to take. It sucks, but you've got to fight her and have faith in the system. It is out of your control and that's what is so scary. Trust me, I know.

Michelle - posted on 01/01/2013

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No they are your children she can try for grandparents rights but the reality is they are your children you are not unfit and your children are old enough to say I don't want to see grandma.

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