I Am In the Middle of a Custody Battle

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 78 People

    I believe I am a great mom.

    I have been there for my son since day 1. I separated from his father when I was 4months pregnant because it was a very toxic relationship .. Getting pregnant made me realize how important was it for me to raise my son a happy stable environment. Since he was born (9 months...
    riaa777 riaa777
    22-25, F
    Jan 29

    Up's and Down's of custody

    At the beginning of January I and my soon-to-be-ex, D, agreed to a temporary order. He would get the boys M-F and I would take them every other Friday night and then Saturday morning until school on Monday. Early on he changed the rules and said I could have them EVERY Friday...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses May 7, 2012

    Big Court Date Coming Up.

    This whole week will be spent trying to keep my nerves under control and my mind quiet. I am getting so anxious with anticipation of this upcoming court date, which will be held next Monday, Feb. 25th. This court date means everything to me. It is a custody battle, and I am...
    freeeeebird freeeeebird
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Feb 19, 2013

    Love and War

    There are little words can do to describe the hurt and anger in this. I want so much to stop it, but I feel the only way I can put it to rest is to win. I have a lawyer. I posted part of my story about this in the I am mother of two experience. I have not slept yet after working...
    hereintheuniverse hereintheuniverse
    31-35
    Aug 31, 2008

    My Ex ... The Idiot

    I go to court next Monday. I was going because in May my soon-to-be-ex filed a motion to lower child support because he couldn't work more than 32 hours a week... said the company budget wouldn't allow for it... yes, he's a liar. I told my attorney that pay stubs and a copy of...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Jun 28, 2012

    5 Weeks Old And Ripped Out Of My Arms

    MY ex left me with my 5 week old daughter at the time, and I was devastated. Unfortunately, I drank the night he took her because I was so depressed and alone. The next day I was so emotional and he promised to bring my baby back. Instead he brought two police officers and moving...
    savingzuri savingzuri
    41-45
    2 Responses Mar 1, 2013

    Running From Court?

    I am the father of 2 amazing boys. I gained physical custody of my boys 2 years ago because their mother was not in place to raise them. She had felony drug convictions, no drivers license, and was on probation. Now after all of this time, she is taking me back to court. She is...
    GreatDad2 GreatDad2
    31-35
    2 Responses Jul 6, 2013

    Do You Think He'd Have Any Chance?

    there is a couple who has a child. They are married and quite young. Their child's father is another man's child. But they keep it from the real father. Somehow tthe real father comes back after 6 years. He spoke to the mother before 7 months and he agreed not to pursue raising...
    momof3loves momof3loves
    22-25, F
    Apr 15, 2011

    I got divorced in 2007.

    I left with our only son, but my ex got him and would not give him back. Our son was his trophy. And my ex was going to make me pay. I had no idea what I was doing or what i would soon loose. I went to the courthouse and was told that the law library could "help me". They gave...
    victoriousasbury15 victoriousasbury15
    36-40, F
    1 Response Aug 31, 2015

    He Has The Court System In His Pocket....

    I am a mother as well i just got a divorce March 23, 2011 but my ex husband has are 4 childern ages 10,7,5,2, we use to be a very close family, churxh going , involved in our community. i thought i had the best life anyone woman could have. until he started cheating on me...
    italianmomma italianmomma
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jun 28, 2011

    My Fight For Kaleb

    I was served paperwork last month concerning the custody agreement between myself and my ex about my son.. He wanted full custody of him.. Now believe me anyone that has been in this situation knows the emotions running through my body at that very moment. I knew I had the fight...
    FightingForKaleb FightingForKaleb
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Sep 16, 2009

    My Baby Is Torn

      I am the mother of a seven year old girl. Hr father and I have been through two intense custody hearings the first I did not have representation as I was served full custody arrangment on a friday night to be in court the next monday morning. To my surprise his lawyer was...
    nixnax13 nixnax13
    31-35
    2 Responses Dec 7, 2010

    Just Not Right

    I was dating a girl for 2 months and got her preagnant. we split up because things jut wernt going anywhere. i did not find out she was preagnant till six months later. She had an ex-boyfriend that was in prison for assault and bail jumping. When he got out and i had just got to...
    siggy siggy
    26-30, M
    5 Responses Jan 30, 2009

    My ex was secretly doing drugs

    and I had no idea. When I found out I took the kids and left. She went to rehab and had zero communication with me and the kids for four months. So I filed for divorce and got a temporary order that gave me sole custody. She got out of rehab and filed for a temporary settlement...
    dillont dillont
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Mar 5, 2014

    Getting Custody Back

    Ok I need to start at the begin to get the best answer(s) i need. Ok I was engaged to my daughters father  And when we broke up  he set me up to go to jail. I was in jail and pregnant. My adopted father is the sheriff in that county so both of my adopted parents made a...
    DannieLH DannieLH
    18-21
    1 Response Aug 27, 2009

    I'm just starting the process

    but am scared to death that my wife, who is a narcissist will fight me tooth and nail just win and so that I lose. There is no doubt she loves our girls but she's lost sense of her priorities and has totally abandoned our marriage. I'm afraid. I can't bear the thought of not...
    deepbreathneeded deepbreathneeded
    36-40, M
    5 Responses Jan 6, 2015

    My Ex Refused To Give My Son Back

    I left my ex when my son was 1yr old he is now 4.  We had a mutual aggreement of my ex to see his son every second weekend, that worked for roughly 1yr.  I left him due to emotional abuse which took me 7yrs to realise that it was happening and he continued to do so even after...
    krystal87 krystal87
    22-25
    May 24, 2012

    My story in a nutshell.

    ....... Im 43 and was dating a couple months when we became pregnant. Neither had children so although unplanned never wanted anything more. During the pregnancy the relationship was rocky at best. I put up with the depression,mood swings all of it because thats part of the deal...
    Live2Hunt1 Live2Hunt1
    41-45, M
    Jul 15, 2015

    Enlightened Stepmothers' Support Group! :)

    MISSION: The Enlightened Stepmothers' Group is here to help alleviate pain, reduce stress, and help you better relate and understand your situation and role as a Stepmother. We work towards having a healthy, well-functioning stepfamily! :) We are The Sisterhood of Stepmothers...
    EnlightenedStepmoms EnlightenedStepmoms
    41-45, F
    Aug 27, 2009
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Sep 5, 2015

    My Ex Gets Away With Everything

    I am a mother as well i just got a divorce March 23, 2011 but my ex husband has are 4 childern ages 10,7,5,2, we use to be a very close family, church going , involved in our community. i thought i had the best life anyone woman could have. until he started cheating on me after a...
    itlianlady itlianlady
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jun 29, 2011

    Crooked Judge Ignored Documented Evidence In Custody Battle...what Can I Do???

    I was in a custody battle with my ex. Despite pictures of my kids covered in cuts and bruises, medical douments, voice recordings of my daughter saying," my belly doesn't hurt from being hungry anymore because I got used to not eating", also a recorded phone call between me and...
    ldeluk ldeluk
    41-45
    2 Responses Dec 11, 2010

    Temporary Custody Order

    I have just recently left my husband. We have been together 6 years and have a son together who is 4 years old.  The greater part of our relationship my husband was unemployed as he some how always managed to get fired from the hand full of jobs he has had over the course of...
    Whatinthellwasithinking Whatinthellwasithinking
    36-40, F
    1 Response Feb 18, 2013

    I Need Answers To Some Questions ba<x>sed On Others Experiences Please!

    1. Me and my soon-to-be ex were NOT married at the time of conception but we WERE married when my daughter was born...does he have rights? My attorney and his attorney are saying 2 different things. 2. I happened to see his notebook on things he wants to bring up to "build his...
    Missinmyman88 Missinmyman88
    22-25, F
    Oct 1, 2012

    My Custody Battle

    I am in the middle of fighting for full custody of my 7yr old daughter.her father and I divorced when she was a baby.we agreed on joint custody of our daughter.we were both still very young.I was 17 when I got PG.I was 19 when we divorce.when my daughter was 5 I went to jail for...
    lovinpanda lovinpanda
    26-30, F
    1 Response Nov 29, 2009

    Why Is The Court System So Flawed, They Are Helping To Keep My Family Apart For No Real Reason!!

    My ex left with our son when he was a baby, I did allow him to leave only because I was stupid and thought he would see that he could not take care of a baby alone?!  Then a couple of weeks later he filed for divorce and I said WHAT!!!  I went to him and we were going to...
    prayitout prayitout
    41-45
    1 Response Jun 27, 2011

    Feeling a Little Scared

    I work the overnight at group home so that leaves lots of time to think and to get myself worked up. I have posted my brief story of the custody battle I am going through. For those who haven't read it yet my son's dad has filed the paperwork to amend our origional...
    FightingForKaleb FightingForKaleb
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Sep 19, 2009
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