Can my inlaws try to take away my daughter now that her dad is in prison for 8-20 years ?

Blanca - posted on 12/22/2013 ( 2 moms have responded )

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I married my bf when I was 3 months pregnant. My whole pregnancy he left me at home crying every weekend while he was out partying, drinking & at clubs with his friends. He had gotten a DUI & bodily harm felony count from an accident he had 3 years ago & he had a alcohol monitoring bracelet on & was getting put in to prison this October. He would actually tamper w/ the bracelet so he could drink & he got caught so he is now in prison for 8-20 years. He treated me bad, he yelled at me, he would make me cry a lot, I'd get messages from girls saying he cheated on me, he would come home at 6am fri, sat & sun. & when I told his mom that I didn't think it was right for him to leave me alone all the time she said I had to deal w/ it. (We lived with them)

Now he is in prison & I want to file my divorce. I stayed during my pregnancy because I wanted my daughter to have her dad with her Atleast for the month of Sept before he went to prison.

He treated me like total crap but his parents look at me like IM the one who messed up.

Is there any way they can try to take my daughter away from me ?
I've been looking for a job & she is now 3 months old but I've had no luck. My mom & sister help me out w/ expenses while I find a job.

Every time I think about them my stomach hurts :( I don't want to loose my daughter. She's my everything & I do everything to take care of her, no one helps me.

Does anyone know about divorce & custody that can help me ? Please I really need to know.

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Shannon - posted on 12/23/2013

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It's really hard to take a child away from a parent. The courts know that any child is best off with it's biological mother unless that biological mother is harming or neglecting the child. I don't know where you live but if your income is low then you can often get free legal help. Find out through the closest law school in your town or state where the nearest firm is. Take advantage of all social services you can find. Good luck and get away from that toxic mess.

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