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Lawyer/custody help! *ASAP!* Peyton'sMommy♥ 1 child; Springfield, Ohio 16811 posts
21st Sep '13

This for a friend on here: http://members.baby-gaga.com/member839697



I need help finding the best family court lawyer in Ohio. I tried joining AngiesList to look on there but they don't do lawyers. My area sucks, but I live at the bottom of Ohio in Lawrence County.
If anyone knows how I can find ratings, or if anyone knows of any please can you list it here or send me a PM?? Please, it's so urgent.
Preferably one experienced in helping the fathers with their rights!!



Please pm her if you know anything and know anything about fathers rights as well. You can read her past topics to kind of see what the situation is... it's very important that the father get legal help right now!!

user banned 1 child; Jamaica, OH, United States 7126 posts
21st Sep '13

The basic situation, so you don't have to search for it, is that the mother-to-be is psychotic.
She disappeared 2 days ago. She's due with my brother's child December 10th. We've received word that she's in a mormon safe house that her family has placed her in, so that she can have the baby and give it to a mormon family. My brother WANTS his child. He's told her this. He found adoption papers once before and told her she was not giving his baby away and she told him that she doesn't want it and he can't have it. He WANTS his baby. We are all so scared and upset right now. We have no way to track her down and no clue what to do.

Mommy of a giggler! 2 kids; Edmonton, Alberta 9017 posts
21st Sep '13
Quoting Laneys*Mama:" The basic situation, so you don't have to search for it, is that the mother-to-be is psychotic. She disappeared ... [snip!] ... have it. He WANTS his baby. We are all so scared and upset right now. We have no way to track her down and no clue what to do. "


I would contact their church and let them know what you've heard and that he wants his baby. Can you contact her family that put her there? Prehaps they could help? If not, can you contact law enforcement and see if they can be of help?



The biggest thing is, until the baby is born, he has no rights to it in her womb.

user banned 1 child; Jamaica, OH, United States 7126 posts
21st Sep '13
Quoting Mommy of a giggler!:" I would contact their church and let them know what you've heard and that he wants his baby. Can you ... [snip!] ... enforcement and see if they can be of help? The biggest thing is, until the baby is born, he has no rights to it in her womb."


Her family hates my brother. They're the psychotic kind of mormons. They've been trying to talk her into doing this for months, and she refused up until this weekend. He went to their house desperate to find her because she's been missing for two days and he was worried sick, and they called the cops on him. The cops told him basically to find a lawyer, but he's obviously going to need the best.

user banned 1 child; Jamaica, OH, United States 7126 posts
21st Sep '13
Quoting Mommy of a giggler!:" I would contact their church and let them know what you've heard and that he wants his baby. Can you ... [snip!] ... enforcement and see if they can be of help? The biggest thing is, until the baby is born, he has no rights to it in her womb."



Who would we speak to within the church???

Not here to please you 3 kids; Jacksonville, Florida 2214 posts
21st Sep '13

He really can't do anything since their not married. And as far as baby goes he going have wait til she has it to do anything. I'm sorry all this is happening :( hope everything turns around and she comes back. Or atleast hope y'all able to get the baby after she has it. She can't give it up for adoption wo the father consent.

user banned 1 child; Jamaica, OH, United States 7126 posts
21st Sep '13
Quoting Not here to please you:" He really can't do anything since their not married. And as far as baby goes he going have wait til she ... [snip!] ... back. Or atleast hope y'all able to get the baby after she has it. She can't give it up for adoption wo the father consent."



I know he can't do anything NOW. We need the lawyer now because she has to be tracked down, and steps have to be put in place before the baby is born and gone.
She's in a mormon safe house. Her family won't tell us where she is because they want her to give her child to a mormon family to raise, because she abandoned her faith. They want to save her soul as well as the childs.

Not here to please you 3 kids; Jacksonville, Florida 2214 posts
21st Sep '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Laneys*Mama:</b>" I know he can't do anything NOW. We need the lawyer now because she has to be tracked down, and steps ... [snip!] ... give her child to a mormon family to raise, because she abandoned her faith. They want to save her soul as well as the childs."</blockquote>




That is really creepy. Have y'all thought about hiring a private invesgator ? Idk if I spelled that right.

user banned 1 child; Jamaica, OH, United States 7126 posts
21st Sep '13
Quoting Not here to please you:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Laneys*Mama:</b>" I know he can't do anything NOW. We need ... [snip!] ... That is really creepy. Have y'all thought about hiring a private invesgator ? Idk if I spelled that right."


We don't really have tons of money right now. We didn't find out 100% until about 10:00 tonight what her intentions were. We thought her family kidnapped her or something. The police told him to leave her alone and stop trying to contact her. He just needs to get things started to try to prevent losing his child. I just want to help him find the best possible attorney and IDK how to do that.

Peyton'sMommy♥ 1 child; Springfield, Ohio 16811 posts
21st Sep '13

http://www.gofundme.com/4gdblw
This is to help him out, again he knows he can't do anything until the baby is born but they want to get the lawyer in place now before it is too late!!!

Not here to please you 3 kids; Jacksonville, Florida 2214 posts
21st Sep '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Laneys*Mama:</b>" We don't really have tons of money right now. We didn't find out 100% until about 10:00 tonight what ... [snip!] ... started to try to prevent losing his child. I just want to help him find the best possible attorney and IDK how to do that."</blockquote>



Crap! Her family sounds like they are all kinds of crazy. Only thing about getting a lawyer is the expect so much down to get one. Have him go down to court house ask them exactly what he needs do. Then see if your state will provide him a free or low cost lawyer first. If not then try to look for a lawyer. Idk what else tell you do except that :(

**Blessed_Insanity** 7 kids; Wyoming 18600 posts
21st Sep '13

First of all...wth is a Mormon safe house? I am LDS and have never heard of one lol. 2. Prayers for your brother and that he gets his child!!



Are you sure she is LDS and not FLDS?

user banned 1 child; Jamaica, OH, United States 7126 posts
21st Sep '13
Quoting Pregnancy Addiction:" First of all...wth is a Mormon safe house? I am LDS and have never heard of one lol. 2. Prayers for your brother and that he gets his child!! Are you sure she is LDS and not FLDS?"


I have no freaking clue. Her grandmother is outright looney. The baby's mother abandoned her faith a few months ago. The grandmother then held a "birthday party", in which she invited people to try to hold an intervention to convert her back to her faith.
They told her they wanted her to go to a mormon safe house for pregnant women, where she can stay during her pregnancy, and give them the baby to be raised by a mormon family once it's born.
This was the exact message about her intervention:



<< I went over to my family's to ''celebrate my birthday." I got there and they had the Mormon missionaries there, ready to attack. It was the biggest FML. They had very thoughtfully made me a birthday cake to keep me occupied during four hours of especially bigoted doctrine and endless ''I'm a Mormon'' videos. >>

**Blessed_Insanity** 7 kids; Wyoming 18600 posts
21st Sep '13
Quoting Laneys*Mama:" I have no freaking clue. Her grandmother is outright looney. The baby's mother abandoned her faith ... [snip!] ... cake to keep me occupied during four hours of especially bigoted doctrine and endless ''I'm a Mormon'' videos. >>"


Are you sure she is telling you the truth about them though? I mean if you say she is as looney as you are, she could be lying about this as well. For one, Missionaries dont hold interventions lol.



Seriously go talk to the Stake President in that area. TELL him what is going on, because I can guarantee you right now, its not normal LDS happenings. We dont have mormon safe houses, so this sounds very odd to me.

user banned 1 child; Jamaica, OH, United States 7126 posts
21st Sep '13
Quoting Pregnancy Addiction:" Are you sure she is telling you the truth about them though? I mean if you say she is as looney as ... [snip!] ... I can guarantee you right now, its not normal LDS happenings. We dont have mormon safe houses, so this sounds very odd to me. "


Yes, my brother has seen and heard the crazy grandmother with his own ears.
We were told to contact the church and tell them that he wants his child, but we weren't sure who to contact or any of that.
My brother is also best friends with one of her other brothers (so we thought, he's not cooperating at all and being really strange about this whole situation), and he has told us many stories before we even met her. They've practically disowned him.