What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? va
short version, over one year ago I seperated from my husband. He was abusive and I filed a restraining order. In the seperation papers that were filed after I moved out my husband requested the my kids not be around my "paramour" ...well a year has passed. we are in the process of divorce and I now reside in a nice home with out violence with my partner. I have two kids. I have not seen them much due to the strain and pressure my ex puts on the kids. I do talk to them every day however. My ex was arrested and ordered to never drink again and never around the kids. He continues to drink and not care for the kids. Last week i was served papers and it seems myh parents have filed for custody of my kids!! They filed for loco parentis...hearing is thursday. I have a room for my girls and want them with me. I have only not pushed this due to the situation it would have put them in at home with their father as his drinking and violence have continued. I am more than financially able to care for the kids and do support them. They have a good relationship with the man I am with and he is likewise very fond of them. The children have told me they want to live with me. What are the odds my parents will get the kisd and what is loco parentis.?