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Horrible custody battle

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I live in NY, and currently in the middle of an incredibly ugly custody battle between my ex-husband and myself. Since the beginning of this battle, his parents have gotten involved. My ex-husband went to Family Court, made up a bunch of vicious lies and successfully had our child removed from my custody and placed in the temporary custody of his parents. My re-enlisting in the Army Reserves is alos being used (by my ex-inlaws) as one of the reasons why I should no longer have custody of my child.

My ex-inlaws are now giving me a hard time when I attempt to contact my child, i.e. giving me five minutes of phone time every other day (time limit not set by court, but by grandparents), harassing me when I call to speak with my child..resulting in the grandfather hanging up on me and not answering when I call back, not abiding by the court set visitation time of every Saturday (the grandfather comes up with some excuse why or just doesn't answer the phone at all).

My child has been "pumped" full of lies and told horrendous things about me. Now I am battling with Child Protective Services and Family Court to prove my innocence and regain custody of my child. My child is scared of my ex-husband, so I believe he is saying the things he said out of fear as well as being "pumped" misleading information.

I'm at wits end with these people and don't know what else to do. I'm offering myself up for counseling/therapy in an attempt to show the Judge that my child's well-being is my main priority. I believe their actions, while I have been brief in explaining them, show custodial interference. I have already filed a violation of visitation and put several dates on the petition. Is there any need for me to file another petition for custodial interference or should I "ride it out" in the visitation violation?
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Check your messages on your profile...

If the grandparents are not following the order, that is contempt. How long have the children been in the custody of the in-laws? Why didn't dad get custody?


Senior Member
What are/were the allegation against you besides being in the military that would give grandparents custody ?

Yes,and why isn't the Father capable of custody ?

Is this temp. custody ?

Temp. Guardianship ?

Permanent custody ?

Unless there are some evidence that you should not have custody when you are able , your rights should outweigh the grandparents .

If CPS is involved , CPS and the court should try and reunite the child with the parent(s) as soon as possible , if appropriate .

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