My brother in law was given to us by alabama cps. We we got him back to the state of texas we filled for custudy. In the state of texas we we went to court twice withe the boys mother and won both times. There was a permant protective order placed on the boy for 2yrs (still current). Also the state of texas issued emergency jurisdiction and over the boy since his father lives here his two sisters and brother also live here and the mothers mental health issues prevent her for safely caring for the child. She has now gone to alabama and is trying to take us to court there.
You need family law counsel to file a suit affecting parent-child relationship in Texas and motion for Texas Judge to communicate with Alabama judge to ask the Alabama Judge to terminate its jurisdiction or release its child custody jurisdiction to the Texas court. Then Texas is not an emergency jurisdiction forum but can exercise permanent jurisdiction over the brother in law. I believe your attorney would have a good chance to get Alabama to release jurisdiction, especially if that is where the harm occurred to the child. Consult Texas family law counsel please. Failing that you want the Alabama court to be made aware of all the proceedings in Texas, protective order, etc. Hoperfully the Alabama court will see that the mother is forum shopping and that it is not in child's best interests for Alabama to keep jurisdiction based on the child's relationship with the State of Texas and all other connections to Texas.
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