My FIL and his wife (we've been mad at them) threatened to take us to court for visitation of my kids. I read that tey did away with that in 2000 unless not seeing the grandparents is risky for the child (such as abusive parents, or absent parents who need someone else to take care of their kids) which is not the case for us. Allowing our children to see these people IS risky and dangerous. They wanted us to leave our kids over there to spend the day. I think (maybe I'm paranoid) that if we do that, they might call CPS and say we abandoned our kids or something stupid. You never know with these people. Why isn't assault and battery legal? I just wanna smack the shit out of them.
Asked by Anonymous at 10:35 PM on Aug. 5, 2009 in General Parenting
Not a single state in this country has what is called grandparents' rights. The fact that they even made that threat, for me at least, validates why I would NOT have my children alone with them at any time. No healthy individual would threaten to sue you for custody. If they did call social services, and social services got tired of their calls for family issues, they can actually prosecute them for making those fasle or unfounded claims. This is for any state in the country. Social services gets overwhelmed with calls, unfortunately, from families that are feuding and it is not an abuse or neglect situation. So let them call. But I wouldn't get bent out of shape. This is giving them too much power. Let FIL take you to court. He's just blowing his own money. It won't even get that far. Honestly, anyone who threatens you should not be around your children. Period.
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