I'll try and keep this short!
DH's parents are attempting to take us to family court because they are not allowed to meet our children.
Does anyone know the answer to these questions? I'm so stressed!
Will the fact that DH was physically and emotionally abused as a child be enough to allow us to deny them access? How would we prove it when it's their word against his?
Will the fact that MIL has a police record for taking sleeping pills then driving off in her car and being incoherent/un-findable help us?
Will the court be really angry that we had agreed to mediate privately and had told them they could meet our children IF we were comfortable, but they decided that wasn't good enough and initiated court proceedings to try and force us? Isn't court supposed to be a last resort?
Because of the anger and abuse, we have now cut off all contact for good. We gave them about a million chances and they blew it.
Might we need to retrieve old text messages? MIL has sent nasty and threatening messages, and I feel I can also prove she was stalking us because she messaged 20 odd times per day. Also showed up at our house and left notes on the front step. Also started using other phones to call when we blocked her from calling us.
Does the court favour a strong family unit? FIL has told DH that he is welcome in their home but I am not. They do their best to get between us at every opportunity.
We don't hate them, we just want them to leave us alone!!!!