“I Will Never Recover from This”: Quote from Mother Who Unjustly Lost Custody of Children in Family Court

Picture quote based on a comment from Frances, a mother and victim of family court.

Frances lost custody of two infants after informing the family court that her ex had been previously investigated for sexual abuse, and that his mother considered him to be a “sexual predator”.

The full comment reads:

I’m still in shock & disbelief that my spouse & his attorneys took my two infants two years ago….never to be seen by me again.

The family court judge didn’t believe i was disabled. When giving birth to my youngest infant, an aneurysm ruptured in my brain. I was denied disability aid in the court although I could have easily provided proof of my disability.

I also let the court know that my spouse had been investigated for sexual abuse as a minor. His mother told me he was a “sexual predator”. Fearing a subpoena she filed a doctor’s note saying she was to feeble to go to court. That note was kept in a sealed envelope. She wasn’t too feeble however, to leave the state with my spouse & babies.

It was considered abusive that I had filed the info with the court that he had been investigated. I fought the hardest fight..there was no psych eval (and) my parental rights were not terminated. I was accused of contempt for denying his visitation. Ordered to meet at a substation to bring him our babies. I thought he would have them for a couple days. That was the last time i saw, kissed, smelled, touched or heard them.

I was the joke of the court room having no attorney myself. His attorney was impossible to serve and i didn’t know were he lived. Its been over 2 years and a few months ago my sister in law messaged me that he, his parents and our babies had just shown outta out of state moving van n all. ….

Best interest of the child? How does this happen? The babies lived with me, their big brother & my ex who helped raise them. Gone torn away overnight. Im alone now. My ex took my teenage son and moved away. They couldn’t process what had happened or the unimaginable pain I was in. Imagine the psych. trauma they suffered. We went from singing twinkle twinkle on the porch before bedtime..holding them in our arms looking at the stars… We will never recover from this. Time cant be replaced. Not that the court is attempting to remedy this. Brush it under the table..after all its in “best interest of the child” right?

About Emily Court

It takes "Just Us" To Fight Injustice in Family Court. I blog to raise awareness about problems existing in the family court system, and use my own story as a personal example of how the systemic failures in family court, and the Guardian ad Litem Program, affect families, in an effort to encourage needed reform. Written by a survivor of domestic violence and homelessness working to create a better life for her children, in a stable home free of violence. In her efforts to rebuild her life, she has not only encountered harassment and intimidation from her alleged abuser but faced systematic failures in family court that have empowered her alleged abuser and put her children at risk. She has spent over a decade trapped in family court until her children finally aged out of the system. Through writing and blogging, FCI is working to raise awareness about domestic violence, and the urgent need for family court reform. She is currently working on a memoir titled "'Til Prayers Are Answered".
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