Desoto, TX asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Texas

Q: am I wrong for being scared to allow my child around his father due to inconsistency, aggression, and initially drugs?

I had my son 2017. His father and I were in a relationship. It ended a month after he was born due to him cheating. My son remained in my custody. He came to see him about 3 times before he disappeared for 4-5 months. I tried to contact him in the process and was not able to do so. His mother informed me he was a completely different person & to not allow my son to go with him alone because he was on drugs and she couldn’t confirm if it was just marijuana or not. He called once during the disappearance & I asked him to bring diapers & he didn’t contact me for 3 days he was arrested in route due to marijuana possession. Months later he called wanting to pick my son up & due to his inconsistency I said no. We had an argument over the phone and he threatened to put a hit on me. He came to the child’s birthday party the day after and tried to hit my friend. Ever since then I’ve only allowed him to see him once due to me being scared of how he would react I’m any moment. This has been 4yrs.

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Sharita Blacknall
Sharita Blacknall
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  • Dallas, TX
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A: You are not wrong to be scared. However, if there is ever a court proceeding regarding custody and visitation that you can document all the things you are saying.

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