The mother of the child is so unstable she's still like a teenager going out, having different boy friends like every month. She still lives with her parents! Her son is twenty pounds over weight, he has been failing for the whole year in school, he stole an iPad in school. And the mom never disciplines him.. He does whatever he wants, eats whatever he wants. We just found out the car wreck she has a year ago was from a dwi she was on life support for like two weeks, all we knew is that she was in a car wreck about to die. And we just found out like a a month ago that she was in the hospital for like a week for alcohol poisoning. And after school she leaves him home alone until someone gets home.. There's three adults in the house and none of them can find Childcare or be home when he gets there.. He has to crawl throu a window from the back door, let himself in and wait for someone to get home. With all of this do you think we can win?Answer Question
Answer by HHx5 at 8:51 AM on Jan. 12, 2013
Answer by missanc at 9:52 AM on Jan. 12, 2013
Do you already have a lawyer? If not, call your local bar assoc. & get a referral. The poor kid needs to be rescued from that environment. Since she's been to court & the hospital for drug or alcohol related events, she is leaving a documented history of her bad choices. Those can certainly be used against her in a custody battle. Best of luck to you & that little boy too.
Answer by mrsmom110 at 7:40 AM on Jan. 12, 2013
You will need to be able to prove this through other means than hearsay. Call CPS, get an attorney and find out what you would need to do to try to get custody. Does your DH get visitation? If so, does he talk about this stuff when he is with you? You can take him to a therapist that can later testify about what he tells her, but if it comes from you it's still hearsay. He would probably benefit from counseling anyhow. What are you and your DH doing to help him with his educational needs? Are you helping him with the subjects he performs poorly in when he is with you?
Answer by QuinnMae at 12:17 PM on Jan. 12, 2013
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