Atlanta dad calls 911 to block mom from attending her son's school conference.
My ex husband is addicted to 911. He also has custody of my son. My son refuses to live with his father because he is abusive, verbally, emotionally and physically. I lost custody because I could not afford a lawyer.
My ex-husband has blocked me from seeing all school records even though my son lives with me. When I attempted to join a parent teacher conference my ex husband called 911 to stop me from attending.
As you can imagine my son's grades are suffering due to the ordeal he has been through. Even though my ex has custody I think I should be allowed to be involved in my son's school as much as possible.
Just in case you think I am a drunk or a drug addict and have lost custody of my child because of something like that, you are wrong. I can assure you that the only reason is that I did not have a lawyer at the custody hearing and my ex did. How can I get this problem settled?
Your son should be the main focus in this situation. His safety and emotional well being has been jeopardized by the inability of his parents to work together as caring responsible adults. It is important that both parents should be able to attend student conferences as long as they can maintain a civil conversation, let it be about the child and not a power struggle between two adults.
If your son is living with you then you should not be blocked from speaking with teachers, school counselors or anyone else involved in his education. Both parents need to figure out a way to work together for the benefit of your child.
If you believe your son is being abused in any way I strongly encourage you to call The Department of Children and Family Services. Please see link below.
I recommend counseling for all involved. If you do not have the money for a counselor then Atlanta has resources that can help. Please see the link below.
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