I have been trying to update for days! My online job has been way busy. Anyway, Mike got 7 months for driving with a suspended license. He has served 1 which counts as 2. That gives Laporte county about 3 months to build their case.
Custody hearing. What a 3 ring circus!!!! SIL was there with her entire family (aunts, uncles, sisters, nieces etc), girls biomom (claudia) was there, and mikes biodad were all there. They were to be character witnesses against my folks??? Mikes biodad hasn't seen or spoken to my mom in almost 40 yrs, wth can he contribute? They had 17 witnesses! Insane. They tried to basically build a case against my parents on the abuse. Claiming they allowed it and would continue to do so. Right. Biomom came dressed better than the lawyers and the rest looked like trailer park trash. What a sight. SIL and Biomom were both found in contempt. A judge ruled a few years back that biomom was barred from any form of communication with the girls. SIL has been allowing her to take the girls for overnights! Up until this mess SIL was seriously against biomom, now they are best buddies? Judge warned that if there is any further communication they would both go to jail. The girls are a mess. There is no sign whatsoever of their spirit in their eyes. They are hurt shells of their former selves. When my folks tried to talk to them they looked at the floor and stated that they were not allowed to talk to them. SILs family, biomom, and mikes dad have basically been brainwashing them. (don't have another word for it). My folks are ticked. My folks have given SIL not one but 2 vehicles, turned on electric and gas after shutoffs, bought groceries, paid rent etc. My folks have always gone to any school things they were invited to. They have attended sports games. They would pick up the girls for weekend visits. Take them out of town on vacation. And this is how SIL acts now???? End result, the judge reversed his first decision to hand the girls over to my folks that day and rescheduled for next Fri. Now I have to go testify, as well as dh and my brother and whoever else is willing on my folks behalf. This should be over next week. At least the custody.