My question involves a child custody case from the State of: Ohio
My deceased son was the custodial father of two boys, 14 and 9. They have different mothers. The mother of the 14 year old has signed custody to us. The mother of the 9 year old allowed us to have him every other weekend and whenever she needed a sitter. I made the mistake of trying to talk to her. The 9 year old begs me to ask his mom if he can stay at my house more, he missed the 14 year old, the 14 year old wants to see him more. Now we don't see him at all, and she has accused the 14 year old of twisting his arm. The 9 year olds behavior has changed. He has gotten extremly clingy (wants to be held, or have an arm around him all the time) when he is with us. He as developed a health issue I think is stress related and has not been taken to a physician. He has told his mother he thinks he is dying because he is depressed. When I asked if he was going to counseling, the first reaction was to scream at me and tell me not to tell her how to raise her child, then i was told no, he is only "sad".
UI have a previous GAL report detailing her history not only with my son, but a previous ex-husband regarding false accusations, manipulativeness, borderline physical and emotional abuse. She has an explosive temper. The 9 year old doesn't want to do anything to make her mad, and frankly I am a little scared of her. She has a way of manipulating this child, I encourage him to think for himself when he's with us, but I know whe is twisting him away from his brother and us. My attorney is painting a very bleak picture. I have requested a GAL....is their any chance these boys will get to spend more time together? As it is right now they are not only grieving their father but the loss of a brother as well. I am open to any ideas, but I think we need a miracle.