My question involves child abuse or neglect in the State of: Oklahoma
I'm going to try to describe the situation the best I can.
Iím 23 yrs old, married and the oldest of 5 kids.
My parents separated in 2005. During visitation my two youngest siblings, who were 3 & 5 yrs old, at the time were molested by our father. His rights were taken away but over a year ago he took my Mother back to court after having his record expunged. He was able to get supervised visits every weekend as a preamble to overnight visits. My Mother was trying to fight against the visits and the next hearing is in September.
While all this is going on my Mother has become extremely mentally abusive to the kids. She repeatedly threatens to take them to Juvenile hall (for not doing what she says) and yells at them no matter what they do. Then she kicked them out of the house Sunday night and sent them home with me. She said she never wanted to see them in her house again because they didnít care about her and didnít want to be there even though they told her they wanted to be with her. The kids are ages 15, 12 & 10 years old.
She has full custody of the kids, but when I told her sheíd have to give me guardianship (or custody) she said that Iíd have to get that through our father. And by taking them in I was handing them over to our father. Bascially, she's saying if she doesn't have them custody reverts to him.
I donít know what to do because I obviously have no legal rights to get them a lawyer for court in September or even take them to the doctor! They do have a court appointed lawyer but he said the kids should have normal visitation with their father because he doesnít believe they were molested (He flat out told me he thought our mother was crazy so this is part of the problem).
I would like as much advice as possible as to what to do. My Mother is not mentally stable since her divorce. She has been calling all day threatening me and the kids. She also left me a message on my machine saying she'd make me regret this. She's now claiming I brainwashed the kids and they wanted to leave the house, that she didn't kick them out. I called a lawyer but he just mumbled around and didn't tell me much. I've tried to contact a few others and am waiting for a call back.
Now due to all the threatening calls my siblings are saying maybe they should just go back home so I don't get hurt or in trouble. They're hoping she'd be better if they went home and "proved" they wanted to be there. I think it will be worse and I don't know what to do! The whole thing with our father was a messed up nightmare and still is.