posted on Apr, 6 2013 @ 10:58 AM
Hey, I dont post a lot on here anymore and have never started a thread. Heres a bit of background and my issue;
I am a father of 3, my oldest is from a previous relationship and just turned 10. I have been through family court once, and for those of you who
havent had the pleasure, family court in canada is pretty messed up, totally set up assuming that fathers dont want to be part of their kids lives. To
sum it up it has been an uphill battle. Recently I recieved a phone call from my son's school (on the week he is supposed to be with his mother) to
let me know that he was in the office talking to an offical about an incident involving his mother taking him on a drug deal(the transaction took
place infront of him). Now there has always been a drug use issue at his mothers house and child welfare doesnt seem to care, regardless of how much
smoke the 2 kids there are forced to breathe(both kids have had ongoing lung infections and have been on antibiotics regularly).
Both the school and myself have complaints into child protective services, who now claim they cant check the situation out because my sons mother
refuses to answer her phone when they call, which seems a bit silly when a childs safety is at stake.. They have informed me that I can pull my child
out of this situation, but to be prepaired to prove my case in court, I am totally prepaired to do this, mentally anyway, my first trip to family
court left me broker than broke and even 5 years later Im digging myself out of the hole my lawyer stuck me in. My sons mother, being a welfare
suc...umm... recipient gets legal aid coverage automaticly. And I only qualify if I can prove to the government that I dont make enough money to
afford a lawyer.
So now she wants to have a meeting so she can tell me the same thing she told my son, "its no big deal" (only the explaination to my son included
her telling him "dont talk about things like that at school, you could ruin someones life"
This is just a basic outline of my problem.. I have probably missed some details so feel free to ask me any questions if you think you have some sort
of advice or input that may help.
Sorry for the rambling, Im pretty stressed about this whole deal, and have already pretty much decided my boy will be staying with me.