Child custody battles are always difficult.
But when one parent’s actions put the child in danger, it becomes a nightmare for everyone involved. Today, we have the story of one mother which highlights the struggles and heartbreak that can come with sharing custody with a potentially dangerous ex-spouse.
OP’s ex-husband and his new wife had put a brace on their daughter’s back during a visit due to her slouched posture, causing her pain and numbness. After medical intervention, the court reduced the ex-husband’s visitation rights to supervised visits, but eventually, the court reinstated his visitation. During one of these visits, the daughter’s brace was once again tampered with, leading to her escaping to a nearby police officer for help. Scroll down for the complete story.
The story is shared by a mom of a 9-year-old daughter:
OP’s nine-year-old daughter is having back pain so she scheduled a doctor’s appointment on Monday.
OP confronted her ex-husband about their daughter’s condition, but he claimed his new wife disliked their daughter’s posture. OP thinks she does not require a brace as there is no medical issue.
OP wants a quick hearing to prevent her child from returning to her ex-husband’s custody:
OP apologizes for omitting the location and shares her location:
OP extends gratitude to everyone for the support received in her initial post. OP proceeds to provide an update as requested by some individuals.
OP received assistance from a co-worker’s lawyer cousin to file the necessary paperwork. As a result, the husband’s visitation rights were limited to supervised visits and he was mandated to attend a parenting class.
OP’s daughter underwent physiotherapy, but despite OP’s objection, the court reinstated the father’s visitation rights after he expressed remorse and claimed to have learned his lesson:
OP provided her daughter with a cell phone so she could call her but during the second visit, the child’s brace was altered with steel and fabric and they took her phone as well.
The following night, OP’s daughter escaped to a nearby neighbor who happened to be a police officer, leading to a call for paramedics and colleagues to assist in cutting off the brace that had been placed on her.
OP’s husband and his wife were arrested, though they were released shortly after. However, they faced charges, resulting in their infant being placed in the custody of Child Protective Services (CPS):
OP’s daughter experienced a dislocated shoulder due to the brace. She would require surgery and the doctors have expressed doubts about her ability to fully raise her arm again, affecting her sports and dance activities.
OP would never allow her ex-husband to see their daughter again and her current focus is on her daughter’s well-being while entrusting the legal matters to their lawyer.
The story of OP and her daughter serves as a powerful reminder to be vigilant when it comes to the safety of children, especially during custody battles. Despite the emotional complexities that can arise, prioritizing the well-being of the child should always be paramount. Also, do not hesitate to take swift legal action when necessary to protect children from potential harm or dangerous situations.
Imagine being that neighbor:
We are glad that the neighbor happened to be a police officer and helped the little girl quickly:
You can have a lifelong disability from a dislocated shoulder:
We hope OP’s ex-husband loses all custody so the little girl never has to see her abusers again:
While custody battles can be messy, it’s important to prioritize the safety and well-being of the child. OP’s story reminds us that legal action can be taken in these situations and that there is always hope for a positive outcome. Share your opinion in the comment section below.
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