Since the mother allowed him to come into the apartment to stay with them even when she had arrested earlier for physical abuse, the children were taken from her and the apartment was locked due to its condition, it would seem that there is something against her as well. How can I find out?
This mother (Not grandmother) was verbally abusive to our son as he came to bring his wife home from work and see his daughter for a little while.
This does not seem like a good place for our granddaughter to be living and our son is not happy with those arrangements. Would like to give him some advice on where to look for help. The maternal grandmother is at work all day leaving the two sisters at home with the children.
Not by the grandparents-not sure about the mom though. The idea that she let the father be in control after she and the children had been physically abused makes me nervous. CPS had told the grandmother that the house smelled of human waste so they locked it up and the mom had to leave when they took the children from the apartment.
I believe that the grandparents when present will take great care of the children.
I am more worried about the sister being in the home with our granddaughter when the grandparents are not there.
I am the fraternal grandparent of the other granddaughter that is 9 months old and living in the house.
The three older children are from the older sister and her now arrested husband. Don't know if he is still in custody or out on bail. I am not related to the 3 involved in the abusive home. My son is only related to these children through marriage.
They are still married ( 1 yr) and looking for an apartment. They both have legal (normal family) custody of our granddaughter since they are married and have plans to see a marriage counselor this week.
Since our son had moved out last week due to the tensions in that house - he was told to leave by the mother in law because it was her house, his wife had determined by herself that he cannot see her unless she is home. This alone is a troublesome issue.
They had lived with us for ~7 months and now were living with her parents until they had finances to look for an apartment.
In the meantime this abuse situation of the older sister has popped up.
The mother in question has left her children with the husband who let one of the children roam the street and neighbors picked her up and called the police. The other two were in the apartment hungry and dirty.
This just happened on Tuesday or Wednesday of this week.
When the maternal grandmother of these 3 children petitioned for temporary custody of her grandchildren, CPS and the courts had awarded her this temp custody.
Her daughter showed up at her door with no place to go since she had been locked out of the apartment.
She is living in the grandmothers home sleeping on the couch because there is not more room in that house. She has been verbally hostile to our son when he came at night to kiss his daughter good night once his wife got home from work.
No- Did not know what to do at this point. How does this work and does he need legal representation to do this?
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