I am a great mother of two. I do everything I can to make their lives as fulfilling as possible from feeding them organic, home cooked meals, to daily reading and limited television. But I am about to go into a court battle for the custody of my 9 week old son. His father and I split on bad terms before the baby was born and now he wants to take him from me. I have hired a lawyer and he has assured me that he has no grounds to win, but how scared should I be? does he have a chance in this day and age? has anyone been through this?Answer Question
Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 12:08 PM on Dec. 8, 2008
Answer by Serafyna at 12:08 PM on Dec. 8, 2008
Answer by matthewscandi at 12:11 PM on Dec. 8, 2008
Answer by LoriKeet at 2:47 PM on Dec. 8, 2008
I've dealt with the family court custody issues as a step parent and the dad seldom wins. First he has to prove your unfit as in a nut case with a shrink to back it up (as in a psych eval) or that you beat the kids, starve them, stuff like that. If your not on drugs, not mentally unbalanced, haven't abandoned them before, don't have a cps case going, haven't been convicted of offences that pose a danger to children most he will get is eow and some holidays. Since the baby is so young he might not even get over nights. Burden of proof is on him. If he appears angry in court and your calm that is in your favor. There is always a chance he could get more but judges don't seem to want to separate mom's and babies. Good luck.
Answer by babyfat5 at 3:36 PM on Dec. 8, 2008
Answer by watersgirls at 4:54 PM on Dec. 8, 2008