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Would you testify against your own son?

If you know he is not going to be a good parent to your grandchild would you testify against him at the custody hearing?

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Asked by Anonymous at 9:03 AM on Mar. 25, 2009 in General Parenting

Answers (45)
  • yes

    Answer by aliciatron at 9:05 AM on Mar. 25, 2009

  • Yes, if it helps give a better life to your grandchild.

    Answer by RugersMommy06 at 9:06 AM on Mar. 25, 2009

  • yes i would

    Answer by mememe27 at 9:08 AM on Mar. 25, 2009

  • Sure, but keep in mind people change so it might be beneficial to have supervised visitations and maybe it'll help him become a better person.

    Is it possible you are underestimating your child?

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:09 AM on Mar. 25, 2009

  • Yes, i would. Espescially if I feel he isn't a good father to my grandson.

    Answer by mamaada at 9:09 AM on Mar. 25, 2009

  • Yes, I don't stand by someone doing wrong, even if they are my child. Some people do, and it kills me.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:10 AM on Mar. 25, 2009

  • If I felt that my grandchild was neglected or abused, or that my son was using drugs in front of him/her, or if I was afraid for my grandchild's safety, then i would 100% testify.

    Answer by jennijune_21 at 9:11 AM on Mar. 25, 2009

  • I would, sometimes it takes something really harsh to make people see the truth about themselves. If safety and well being are a concern then someone needs to step up and do what's right. I had to testify against my brother when I was 13, it was for custody of my niece. He ended up taking parenting classes, cooking classes, anger management classes......he's a much better person now because someone stood up to him!


    Answer by how_reb at 9:16 AM on Mar. 25, 2009

  • I would testify to the truth of the matter. Its our job to protect those who cannot protect themselves. I would ask for manditory parenting classes, drug treatment, supervised visitation etc.

    Answer by mistynights234 at 9:17 AM on Mar. 25, 2009

  • It depends. If I knew he was abusive and would not be any kind of decent parent then I would. If it was a matter of he is a good parent but his ex would be the better parent then I would stay out of it. Only in a circumstance where it is beyond a doubt he has been abusive and neglectful. But I realize that would be most likely the end of his relationship with me. I would hope not but the reality is that he would most liekly reject me. I would hope and pray that I could also be a part of this child's life no matter who ends up being his primary care giver.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:18 AM on Mar. 25, 2009

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