Customer: I am in need of a lawyer. My son's dad abused him and has been charged with assault and battery but he has not been arrested. We have a court
date on Tuesday where he will be arrested but today I was served by his lawyer at my place of employment a motion where he is requesting to have my son for the holiday of which I already have plans. Besides, my son is in fear of him and I have sole custody. He admitted to the abuse but said he was having a bad day -- he hit him with a belt 10-12 times, pushed him to the floor, called him dumb while pointing in his face and then slapped him so hard that the bruise was there for a week. He says in his motion he is unable to contact me but he turned off my phone which was on his account Thanksgiving night. He has not paid support for a year and he argues everytime he is supposed to get my son. I will leave before I allow my son to go with this guy. I work in the school system and make no money so I don't know if you can help me but if not, can you refer me to someone who may be able to work with me in terms of payments?
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: My son is 7. His dad has emotionally abused him for years. In 2009, there was a charge against me but I dropped it since he said he would go into the military of which he never did. His failure to pay child support has landed up in a homeless shelter, has landed us sleeping on a friends floor for a year and half. He is well off but his family has a business so they normally give letters to the court saying he is making half of what he is really making. He is also asking that I be jailed for not providing an updated address to the court but I could not, I was trying to protect my son and we had no where to go thanks to him. My son is now experiencing problems with anger, he has inappropriately touched a child due to things he has been exposed to in the dads care. I had to do a child study yesterday where the school is concerned about his behavior. He is academically doing great but he is acting out tremendously!
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Customer: Yes sir. I have to leave for lunch until 12:15 but I will leave this up and respond when I return if that is okay.
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