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Custody after suicide attemp
« on: Jan 15, 2014, 12:50:52 PM »
I am married and have a 2 yr old son in California.  Been married 1.5 yrs.  We live with his parents.   Recently I have been having an affair and do not want to be married.  When his family found out it was overwelming and I tried to commit suicide.  I lived and was in hospital for several days.  Now I am out and I am living with my parents.  I have a plan and am seeing a therapist and taking medication.  I am planning on getting a divorce and want to know my rights as a mother.  As of now my husband and his parents are taking care of my son and making desisions on when I can see him.   I want to know what my rights are until we are divorced it could take a while. 
I work full time and supply medical insurance for me and my son.  My husband goes to school and works part time.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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Re: Custody after suicide attemp
« Reply #1 on: Jan 15, 2014, 03:35:24 PM »
Is there anything with the courts regarding custody of your child?
Did either of you file for the divorce yet?


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Re: Custody after suicide attemp
« Reply #2 on: Jan 23, 2014, 06:14:20 AM »
I hope you get the counseling you need and get better. Your actions need to be a demonstrable threat to the best interests of the children. For example, courts have overturned orders where the lower court stated that the PARENTS homosexuality, religious affiliation, mental health and/or financial status was not in the best interest of the children. Your actions need to be negative on the children. If you get the help you need the argument is that your children will be fine. The court may order you during this time to continue treatment and then upon successfully completing your treatment you can file a motion for modification or termination of supervised visits.
Right now focus on you not your kids. I know this is a hard pill to swallow but remember this along the lines of when you fly and the stewardess states in case of an emergency adults should place the oxygen mask on themselves before taking care of the children's oxygen mask. Same applies here. You cannot care for your child if you cannot take care of yourself.
Best of luck.


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