My question involves a child custody case from the State of: Ohio
I haven't been getting along with my boyfriend, who is the father of my 2 children ages 5 and 7. We haven't been getting along for a while now but I'm at the point where I want to be done with him. I've only stuck it out with him for this long (we've been together 8 years) because I didn't want to separate the children. I stupidly allowed him years ago to have custody of our 7 year old son. I have custody of our 5 year old daughter. I'm so afraid to end the relationship cause the children's father doesn't care about the kids having a routine or any structure to their day. He doesn't believe the kids need to go to bed at a decent hour on a school night, he doesn't seem to worry about them being included in meal times. He has another 14 year old son from a previous relationship and he seems to only worry about the 14 year old. He says he don't worry about the kids because they'll let us know when they are hungry but he ends up giving them junk food. He is trying to more of a friend to them than a parent, he only seems to parent his other son from a previous relationship. I don't know what to do about this, he does other stuff like he lounges in bed half the day while I do all the work. He told me he'll get custody of our daughter. My kids will be neglected under his care and it scares me but I don't know how to prove him not capable of taking care of the kids. Any advice? He also has a nasty temper, he calls me mean names all the time and has the kids calling me names like meany mommy because I'm actually being a parent.