Children are with an emotionally neglectful custodial mother
and a new step-father with anger and control issues, making the kids very unhappy. The lack of safety and security they are enduring has affected grades, emotional well being and physical health dramatically.
15 year old son has expressed desire to live with dad with his pleas escalating over the past few months. Mom initially agreed and is now dragging her feet and holding everything hostage for entirely illogical and emotionally stunted reasons despite giving the son her word.
We thought kids were gagged until 18, but recently received a comment it was 12 years of age. Any truth to that at all, or are there any motions we can make to get the 15 year old the help he really truly needs? We reside in Colorado/Denver County with Adams County jurisdiction on the case.
Not an issue of ego or hard feelings between divorced adults, but an honest plea to protect a vulnerable child from proven emotional abuse after being burdened with a callous judge new to his family court bench who was either ignorant or unwilling to address parental alienation
issues proven custody hearing a year ago.
Thanks for any help you can give us. This fine young man deserves it!!