I was granted 1yr restraining order against soon to be ex husband (divorce pending) & judge incl. kids (boy 6/girl 8). Ex is a cop, weapon was taken & his income/hrs cut in half. Reasons for divorce incl drugs/cheating (on his part). Reasons for RO incl over 1yr worsening violent/graphic verbal/written threats & erratic behavior in reaction to divorce. I'm conflicted re: his relationship w/kids; when he was allowed to see him on Christmas (my request through court), after not seeing them for 6 weeks, he intimidated/threatened them w/anger & interrogated about me. In the past, they've heard/seen a lot negative, although they do miss him. Will any judge grant 6 mos supervised visits w/a psych eval if not using lawyers? Should we share legal custody? Can we move 1hr away to NH? So confused.
Child custody involves decisions about who will be responsible for a child, including parental rights, for both married and unmarried parents, and adoptions.
Any domestic violence convictions can make a child custody case more difficult, since the court takes into account past convictions when deciding custody.
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