Second opinion] - I have full custody of my 5 1/2 yr old-due to prior Dom Violence from the non-custodial parent
who resides in Missouri. He is behind 8 grand in support. I work fulltime in crim justice job. He is taking me to court to ask for "more" visitation
and has an attny. I do not currently have an attny because I am financially strapped having to support my son on my own w/o child support
. I went to court last mth and his attny said we needed to come into agreement (my ex's terms) or we were going to a pre-trial on Oct 27th...I seriously fear for the life of my son and know that he is highly violent, a rapist and drug user,he has 3 oops, and all women will testify, 1 of those women he raped resulted in the birth of a child 1 yr younger than my son and he does not pay support for the child, paternity
has been determined. His own sister will testify as well if needed and also fears for my sons life if he were to go w/him unsupervised. I have never "refused" visits to him, and even paid for 2 "supervised" visits in Springfield Il. I don't know what to do-some say get a Guardiem at Liediem, others say mortgage all u have to get an attny to go to trial-but, in lieu of all this, What is my Best Option to protect the LIFE of my little boy? The last visit I called the police who told me my little boy did not have to go because he was refusing and scared, they asked my son why he told them, "because he locked me in a room, and wouldn't let me out" so this is on record. Furthermore, I have been to 2 mediation
appts and one attny said, he was "impossible". Please help me figure out what my BEST option is at this point? God Bless You, I cannot sleep at night over this.