BM lost custody of SS's 3 years ago due to her drinking. For the last 3 years it has been hell having to deal with her and the way she treats the kids is disgusting. Last summer she got 2 Dui's in 2 weeks - 1 for drugs and 1 for alocohol. She is currently serving weekend jail to fill a 30 day sentence.
She has rarely paid for any of the extras in the last 3 years and has always gotten bitchy and said "take me to court. You won't see a dime". She's also behind in CS. Well, DH is sick of her shit and said ok, we'll go to court. He has been emailing her to get her to pay off the balance and she agreed to send $50 every 2 weeks. That never happened. Monday he emailed her and told her she has 30 days to get it paid or he is filing contempt and also having CS reviewed.
Apparently she freaked out and is now telling her family that with all the stress she's under (legal problems, drinking and her DH is the ultimate controlling and abusive dickhead) she's going to kill herself. If DH files contempt then she automatically loses her permit and could possibly have to spend her 3 years of probation in jail.
DH got a phone call from her brother yesterday asking him to back off BM. He doesn't care if BM kills herself, but all this stress she's putting on their Grandmother (both parents dead) is starting to affect her health. Her brother was at her house yesterday because of her suicide threats and told her that she has until Friday to get her DH out of that house or he is calling CPS (for the millionth time and they currently have an open case) and will take custody of her 2 kids with SF.
So, should a parent let the other parent off the hook because they are crying suicide....AGAIN? She's been doing it for at least 4 years.