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I am the childs, great-great grandmother. The child, her name is XXXXX XXXXX parents were going through a divorce. The paternal grandmother, who had never even visited Gracie, or made any attempt to get to know her, decided that she wanted Gracie. Chelsey, Gracie's mother, had done some foolish things, nothing illegal, and posted them on facebook. Most of what was brought up in court was about issues that happened prior to Gracie even being born. While going through the divorce Chelsey had started to date another man and became pregnant by him. The paternal grandmother decided that this was not a good environment for Gracie to grow up in. Gracie was living with her mother, grandmother and grandfather. She was well taken care of and lived in a very stable and loving home. The court that we went through was located in the hometown that the paternal family is from, and Gracie's father was somewhat of a local hero. This definitely affected the ruling. There was no reason for her to be removed from her home. Gracie was not suffering from any kind of abuse at all. She was a very outgoing and lively child, now she is withdrawn and timid. Gracie is being punished for the things that her mother did prior to her being born.
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yes she is a fit mother lying dating,she does occasionaly date and have a beer
The initial paperwork stated that there was physical and emotional abuse. There was no physical abuse brought up in the proceedings. She is in no way abusive toward the child at all. She is a good mother.
But the brunt of the evidence that was used against her was that my great-granddaughter has/had lied in the past and that she posted on facebook pictures of herself drinking and partying with friends.
However, the lies that they stated that she told were all prior to and right after Gracie was born. That was 3 years ago.
As far as posting on facebook the pictures, my great-granddaughter never partied with her kids, her kids were always with family and being well taken care.
The other issue that seemed to keep coming up in court was the fact that after my great-granddaughter and her husband separated, she began seeing someone else and got pregnant with him.
She has a very good support system for both of her children, and they are well taken care of.
We tried to get help from the legal aid office in the county in which this was heard, but we were not able to because the legal aid lawyer was related to their lawyer. Our lawyer failed to bring up the spousal abuse that had occurred that he had beaten up on her several times. The lawyer did not seem to know how to handle this case. We had a jury trial, that was what our lawyer recommended, and they found against my grand-daughter. Giving custody to the paternal grandmother, whom was a complete stranger to Gracie. The paternal grandmother never made any attempt to get to know the child at all prior to her being removed. The child's father was not even given custody either.
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