I've been admitted to hospital4/17 newly diagnosed Cancer patient(lymphoma) for 30 day treatment, undergoing therapy now but set to release 5/25/16. I have an 8 yr old who I left in the care of my significant other of 4 years who has been doing everything I would be doing if I wasn't hospitalized(school,therapies) along with our daughter and oldest 2nd child,my family helps out too. Well my ex(sons) dad has never liked my SO, dad has now gone to court filed emergency custody(5/9/2016)stating I've just left my child, making false accusations in regards to physical abuse and neglect of which there is, nor has there ever been any type of situation involving my child or I. The judge did deny his request pending hearing which we have in 2 weeks but mediation in 5 days.
It would be best to hire an attorney to help you out at this time. You can state your position in your Responsive Declaration and also file Declarations from friends, neighbors and family that have first-hand knowledge of the facts. Do attend FCS in person or by phone to state your position and counter his allegations. Finally, at the hearing your position can be presented to the judge.
Frankly, it might also help to marry your "SO". A spouse has more, and better, status to stand in as parent.
Meanwhile, make a log of the history of visitation, etc. between son and dad.
You do need counsel.
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If you are in the hospital for a 30 day stay, ask for a continuance of the hearing. With your medical issues, the less stress on you at this time the better and preparing for a court battle in the middle of your treatment could not possibly be good for you.
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