My question involves a child custody case from the State of: michigan
Sad night, our son is the dad of a 7 month baby. Never married to mom. very young people. She did not know if he was the dad until dna. Said it could be a few people so he was not allowed on birth cert or have his last name.
She asked to avoid court and just set times to see baby and he gives her money etc for the baby. He gets him one day and then one overnight day a week, but he always asks for more time if she lets him. Avoided court for money reasons (it seemed better to put the money right to the baby instead of courts)
Her home is very bad..it looks likes hoarders home. The baby had pink eye his first week of life from the filth, and they seem to smoke while holding the baby which the dad has tried to stop to no avail..but to avoid fights he just does his best to be cordial etc..
Somehow CPS was called and informed of the house issues she has. She immediately called and demanded the baby returned and informed him he could not see the baby. She blames him for the call since he has mentioned in the past that the home really needed to get cleaned for safety. He was asked by the cops to return the baby in order to keep peace. So he did..sobbing..
Now, we have to go tomorrow and start the whole circus and pray to get at minimum joint custody. I guess we have to bring up that cps is investigating. I hope that it is not a long process to see the baby again as this is terrible for all involved. I am the paternal grandma..we never doubt that the mom loves the baby however we agree that the living conditions are pretty bad.
From reading some posts I guess asking for temporary visitation or even custody while this gets worked out may be an option?
Any help is so appreciated. We really wanted to keep a good relationship but with her blaming us for the call it may never be again.
I always brought her food and gifts for all the holidays. Our home is clean and stable and we have a great family bond here. I am so worried for the baby. long night ahead..hope to get some help soon