Stbx and I are scheduled fordivorce court in Nov. I do not want to relive/bring up past. However, we have two childre together that he abused but denies. I of course want full custody with only limited visitation btwn stbx and kids (right now they are on supervised visits.) Son, age 12, does not EVER want to see dad and hasn't since March when he was hospitalized for trying to commit suicide (recently diagnosed with BiPolar) and the psychiatrist recommended NO visits with father until he gets regulated on meds. Daughter is angry with her father, but loves him very much. I worry for her safety and have reason to believe he sexually abused her, but there is a real lack of evidence so can not prove. To the questions, I live in a small town and everything will probably eventually be made public, but there are repeated rapes and physcal assaults which I did not document. So, there is really no point to bringing up. I don't care to point fingers or for me to even look like the "Good" guy. All I want is to maintain custody and keep his visits limited. Does anyone know, what is the best way to do this? Will I have to get into why our marriage failed? Is is sufficient to limit the conversations to the abuse perpetrated on the kids which they have talked about multiple times to multiplepeople? I am wondering since my father-in-law has made mention in emails of a VERY contested divorce with ots of finger pointing. Any insight would be great!
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