Q: Would I have any luck getting full custody on grounds that mother is failing to protect a child from mental abuse?
Childs mother and boyfriend have a very physical and rocky relationship and are constantly fighting and breaking up only to get right back together. Recently I had to get a restraining order against the boyfriend for my child (she is 7) and myself basically because mother called me middle of night to pick up child (we have 7 and 7 court ordered) because boyfriend was screaming at child and calling me names, telling her how her older sister was molested by her father. I have messages from the mother sayig how child is scared of boyfriend to the point of not talking when he is around. she tells me bf calls child all sort of names and breaks her stuff but mom thinks its ok because it isnt done when 7 year old is in same room all because bf is mad at the mom of child. At least 2x a month she is texting me saying she is done and wants help moving because he bruises her up and she cant keep putting kid through this only to be back with him hours later. what can I do especially without money?
Keep a calendar of calls and incidents
Take your child to a counselor to disclose her version and fear. Hire private eye to do a background check on the boyfriend. Hire a lawyer to file for emergency custody.
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