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My daughter in law is bipolar or schizophrenic. She has

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My daughter in law is bipolar or schizophrenic. She has planned a trip their 4 children on a 12,000 mile trip. She will seek any medical attention for herself. She has run naked through the house in front of everyone, slept nude with children, bedbugs, her daughter lost some of her hearing because she didn't follow up on ear infection car. The girl had to have surgery on her ear. She was walking and talking to me on the telephone last year and told me she "lost David" her son. She kept walking and talking to me. Didn't bother to stop. She aggravates my son and they fight a lot. I don't believe she is safe to leave with the kids. Any ideas. She really needs medical attention. She has outburst of rage, won't clean the carpets very rarely get vacuumed. Help please
JA: Family law varies by state. What state are you in?
Customer: I am in Texas, she is in Maryland
JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?
Customer: no
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: She threw a chair at her son poolside in front of many people last year. She took David her son to NYC walking at 4:00 a.m. in NYC until he nearly collapsed! He was 9 years old
Submitted: 15 days ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  FamilyAttorney replied 15 days ago.

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Expert:  FamilyAttorney replied 15 days ago.

I am so sorry to hear this. I'm a good person for this question because I represent children, and I hate hearing about children who are in distress. These stories are awful. Do the children's teachers or doctors know about her behavior?

When were these incidents? That is important, because if they weren't recent, child protective services (CPS) may not do anything about it. If there are recent activities of a disturbing nature, then that's another story. Has she told you of anything that's happened recently?

Expert:  FamilyAttorney replied 15 days ago.

I would still like to help you with your question but it would help me to know if there were any recent issues that CPS should know about. That doesn't mean the other prior issues are unimportant - they're not. It remains to be seen if CPS will do anything about them, though, because they're old, but from what you're telling me, I wouldn't want her taking the kids away! She needs help, indeed.

You can contact CPS but they may be asking for a more recent event. Still, you can contact child protective hotline in MD and see if you can get them to do anything for her children. She is abusive, to say the least, and she's also neglectful in her parenting. That's an understatement!

Does this answer your question or would you like more information?

Expert:  FamilyAttorney replied 9 days ago.

Hi, just checking in to see if you still need help with your question and if my answer was helpful for you or if there is any more information that you need. Thanks!