I posted this on Soc's board, I am just wondering if anyone else has had an altercation with an abusive BM
...any suggestions are appreciated
BM/NCP came to pick up for second half of summer vacation. We had purchased a cell phone for the children to take along so we could speak to them as well as they would have access to call 911 in case of an emergency. BM in habit of leaving kids alone and she has no phone. Kids instructed to call for help if left alone.
BM sent child back to the door with the phone and would not allow it, even though she wrote an email thanking us for getting them one for her to also communicate with them.
I told her she could wait for DH
and she could discuss it with him and I went to shut the door. She shoved open the door and pushed me down a flight of stairs. She went totally crazy and long story short we now have a TRO on her and are due in court next week for it.
In late June we were provided (voluntarily) a psych eval she had done on herself and is trying to collect SSI due to the results and get out of child support
. We have NEVER had an incident like the one I just described with her EVER. As far as we knew she was just evil but has some serious diagnosis.
I have been out of work since the accident and I have multipy injuries due to the fall, to my knowledge she has very minor to no injuries because I fought back.
We are both being charged for assault even though she broke into my home and induced bodily harm.
My questions are:
1. At the TRO hearing what should I ask for to keep it from being dismissed? We already know she has a mental health history, anything we can ask for to get concrete evidence that she is not fit to have children around her?
Any further help or suggestions will be greatly appreciated!!