My question involves a child custody case from the State of: Texas
So, I'm the maternal Uncle in this situation. My wife's sister married a guy after getting pregnant some 14 years ago. Since then he has been arrested and convicted of possession of an illegal substance, unlawfully carrying a weapon, and more recently (4 years ago) was convicted (Felony) of dealing cocaine & marijuana, at which time they divorced and she became the sole custodial parent. Over the past couple of years things have gotten progressively worse with him. He has been harassing me & my wife, her parents, my sister-in-law, the school she works for (including the principal, her co-workers, and even a call to the superintendents office). I filed harassment charges after he wanted to "meet me alone so he could give me some advice". He uses his son, almost 14 now, as a gateway to get even with my family and sister-in-law. Recently my sister-in-law took him BACK to court to try to get his visitation revoked because he's been verbally abusing the 14 year old when he doesn't call back in time and is causing issues with his schooling. The poor kid is on several different drugs to deal with ADD/ADHD and other issues, which I'm sure are a result of this type of mental abuse. The outcome was less than stellar. The judge simply reduced his visitation, but it's still un-supervised, which I think is a major mistake. Apparently his criminal history, harassment charges, evidence of incessant calling to us/school/etc, the lies, didn't matter.
Since the judgement, my father-in-law has positioned himself as the ONLY means of communication between the felon and anyone else in the family. It can only be done via email, and it can only be about the kids and the visitation...everything else will be ignored. Obviously that doesn't set well with the felon, so he's been calling/emailing/texting everyone (except me because of the harassment charges still out there). Today he called the school and told them he was coming for lunch and "The Principal better not come in there while he's there and better not make eye contact". I suggested this needs to be relayed to the police, but my sister-in-law said they can't do anything because he's a parent.
The first question I have is, as a non-custodial parent, with a set visitation schedule, court-ordered, do you have legal access to the children outside of your visitation like this???? By the way, it's the same school my sister-in-law works at, which is *REALLY* why he wants to go have lunch...he has ZERO regard for his childrens' well being.
Notes: He's $7,000 behind in child support. He's tested positive twice during his probation and gotten merely a slap on the wrist and he's living outside of his probational boundaries, but we can't prove it because he's a con-man. We know where he lives, just can't provide documentation. He's still using my sister-in-law's address.
More Notes: He's recently been sued by another ex (g/f not wife) for fiscal issues and is currently being sued by a 3rd woman for basically stealing a car (by taking her money). The first one I was able to find out recently had an affair with him from 2002-2010 (after his conviction). VERY similar behavioral trends in both other women, harassing, lying, stealing, drug use, etc. The first woman had an abortion in 2003 with his child...he paid for half of it. He was married the whole time to my sister-in-law. The web of lies runs very deep.
Thanks for listening! Sorry for the rant....we are just at a complete loss....in the process of my sister-in-law getting new representation too, btw.