What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? ky
first of all i want to start by saying that i am just the step parent here and i am not bashing my step sons mom in anyway just stating the facts. to be honest i get along with my step sons mom very well although i dont agree with her styles of parenting, but its not my call.
my husband has a child with a woman in kentucky we live in tennessee about 4 hours away. my husband pays child support but doesnt have court ordered visitation although he did take her to court last year. the judge in ohio where she was living at the time told them that it was in my step sons best interest to not drag him through court and settle soemthing amongest themselves which they did and it was upheld for the most part. my step sons mom has a drug problem and that was part of the reason my husband and her stopped dating. back then it was marijuana and alcohol and now its crack. she has even gone to jail over it. after she went to jail she told my husband she was sober and he believed her. at that time she was living with her dad and had just had another baby by her abusive boyfriend. the last time my step son came for a visit he told my husband and myself that the bf was physically abusing him and his mom and that he didnt want to go home, that was in may. when my husband said something to his sons mom she and him got into an argument and she told him he could not see his son anymore. one month has gone by and out of the blue my step sons moms step mom calls me while my husband was at work and tells me that she now has custody of my step son and that cps took him and his brother( not my husbands kid) and gave them to her until they go to court in a few weeks and that he doesnt have to show because all they are going to do is give her permanent custody so she is going to use the 600 bucks a month that my husband pays for chld support and move with the kids to florida!! can she do that? i dont understand and neither does my husband. he is worried to death about his son and cps wont even return his calls. i dont get why they gave my step son to her step mom when isnt she just a legal stranger and my husband is the childs father! he is getting nowhere with child protective services all we know for sure is that his x's step mom lied and told them that my husband was never in my step sons life and then the childs mother told them that my husband was in jail! my husband is not now nor has he ever been in jail the other childs father is in jail for domestic violence and assault. does my husband have any chance of getting his son? he is a good man who doesnt use drugs, alcohol, or tobacco. he has had the same job for the last 3 years and doesnt have a criminal record.