I called a cop on my husband for domestic. He always say that he will kill me jokingly but it gets to point where I think he might be serious about it. He got very upset with me one day because I refused to give his mom $10k that she wants to borrow. But I work by myself (my husband is unemployed with no benefit left) and that the $10k is our whole life saving. That night he threatening me again so I called police. I called my mother in law to let her know that her son got arrested and can't enter our house for 72 hours. I was going to tell her that I will pay the bail but he can't come home because of the court order so she should go pick him up. The first thing that came out of her mouth was "why didn't you let me borrow your money" and "i'm going to call child services on you"She wants to call child services on me because "i work all the time and have no time to take care of my 2 babies." I'm sorry but it's her son who have no job. I work the normal 40 hours a week, with 1 day of working from home. It been a month now. I refused the testify and the charge was dropped. Is it to late to do something about her threat? What can I do to protect my kids and myself from her if she try to play that card? How hard would it be to get full custody if I divorce my husband? Is is legal to install camera in my own home and use it in court? My husband have temperament issue.
If you feel that you are in danger, you should file a Petition for Order of Protection and let the judge know that you do not feel safe around your husband. With regard to your mother-in-law, as long as you are doing nothing wrong, then you do not have to worry about child protection services. When someone calls DCFS, they conduct an investigation before charging anyone with child abuse or neglect. It sounds like you need to initiate divorce proceedings. Talk to a lawyer about your rights as soon as possible.
Elizabeth A. Demonte Anderson & Associates P.C. 630.653.9400. The statement above is general in nature and does not constitute legal advice, as not all the facts are known. You should retain an attorney to review all the facts specific to your case in order to receive advise specific to your case. The statement above does not create an attorney/client relationship.
If you are seriously considering divorce, which it appears you are because you have asked about custody, you should consult with at least one experienced family law practitioner. You should also stop enabling your husband. By refusing to testify, you sent him a message that he can do whatever he wants without consequences. And do NOT loan your mother in law money, even if you have to open up a bank account in your name alone to prevent your husband from loaning her money.
Consult with a lawyer in person and fill him or her in on what behavior of yours, if any, could possibly be construed to not be in the best interests of the children. In other words, do not be concerned with such a threat unless the lawyer tells you to be concerned.
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