What is the name of your state? Mississippi
How difficult will it be to prove a mother unfit if the children are too afraid of her to talk to anyone about what goes on? What steps should we take?
My husband and I recently took his ex to court for custody of their 13 yr old son. The boy stated to both attorneys that he wanted to live with his father, but when he spoke to the judge he recanted and said he wanted to remain with his mother. We have since discovered that the night before the hearing, his mother and maternal grandfather spent the better part of the evening yelling at him and threatening him if he didn't tell the judge he wanted to remain with his mother. His 16 yr old sister claims he was served with a subpeona at school as well...his MOTHER was served, not him. It seems that she and her father set up someone in uniform to serve him, just to scare him. Also, the mother sends the children to her parents most of the time so she can have her boyfriend over. Her house is filthy, and the few times the children are there she makes them clean the whole house and do all the laundry. She is also an alcoholic, and constantly tells them their father beat her all the time, and beat them when they were small...this is not true at all, my husband is not a violent man.