In Feb, 2011, Julie, 53, lived with her son, Jerry, 26, and grandson, Jerry Jr., 5, in NYC. Jerry Jr. was much more than normailly rebellious & agressive. Julie to him to a child therapist, who decided that Jerry Jr. was suffering form PTSS as a result of sexual misconduct on Jerry's part. Child services were informed, and they removed Jerry Jr. from the home at once, without filing any sort of petition. (Sexual misconduct charges wrr later dropped.)
But the case remained open. No question that Jerry Jr. is a troubled little boy - he ws transferred from one foster home to another, got one diagnosis after another (PTSS, ADD, Bi-polar), and received one drug after another. Improvement has been modest. Jerry and Julie both had private attys.; I believe the attys. were to "go-along-to-get-along". Julie was persuade to admit she failed to properly supervise - ironic, since she was the one who took Jerry Jr. to a therapist. Jerry admitted to excessive corporal punishment, although Jerry Jr. showed no signs of physical abuse
After much red tape, Jerry Jr's great-grandmother, Mary, 72, was given custody, and Jerry Jr was sent to live with her in Cincinnati. Despite high hopes, Mary, due to her current physical condition and the stress of dealing with Jerry Jr., now wants out. She's been unable to handle him. Julie hs been staying in Ohio trying to help. She was second choice for custody - she would now like to have custody and return to NYC with Jerry Jr.
There are some complications. Julie was convicted of promoting prostitutio in 2005, and there were unsustained charges that she and Jerry remain active in this. No claim has been made that Jerry Jr. was ever exposed to these activities.
My questions: What chance of success does Julie have if she files a petition for custody in Ohio? What sort of time frame are we looking at? And will NY courts also have to be involved?
Your take would be appreciated - thanks. Jonathan