My question involves a child custody case from the State of: Rhode Island
My son and his girlfriend have been drug addicts for the whole 2 years they lived together. The girlfriends father dislikes my son and the girl is spoiled by her Dad. She wanted to stay with my son, but my son lost his job of 4 years and wrecked the family car. This was the last straw for the girls family. The girl went home to her parents and THEY have not let my son see his child for 3 months now. We filed for a visitation hearing the day after they filed a restraining order on my son. My son was shocked by the restraining order as he has never been an "abusive" boyfriend. He has been a big part of the childs life and the first couple of weeks after she left, she was texing him that the baby would not sleep without "Daddy". But, yet she was never allowed by her parents to bring the baby over. My son kept trying to see him and they kept denying. We went and filed for his visitation and the date has been postponed 2 times. He has documentation from the clinic that he goes to everyday for Methadone that says he has been "clean" since Jun 09 (other than prescribed medication). She also goes to a Methadone clinic. Since it has been postponed 2 times...I'm wondering if in the first hearing if anyone knows if they would allow at least 1 supervised visit in the interim of the court making a schedule? He is losing his mind..and so am I...we can not afford a lawyer...Her parents got her a lawyer. She continues to text my son...blank messages...I feel like this is antagonizing the whole situation. But, the cops say that she does not have to abide by the restraining order...Only he does. My son does have trouble with drugs...he sees 2 counselors...and has documentation from both that he attends all scheduled appointments...After the last 2 postponements...he used illegal drugs...trying to overdose...He said that if he can't see his son...he doesn't want to live and that he will have reason not to see his son if he is dead. I want to give him some hope that he will at least get a word about what his visitation will be on Jan 26th...but I don't know for sure how this goes when the girl has a restraining order...she can't prove he was physically abusive....he has never been to her or anyone...and he can't prove that he hasn't except there isnt a history. This is agnony not seeing the child. She doesn't like me because I am close to my son. She used to let my X babysit for her when she needed it..but now she won't let anyone take the baby because she is using the baby as a pawn against my son. She is mad that my son doesn't want HER back and only wants to see the baby.