My name is Joy, I am a single mother living in CA. My ex threatened to kill my boyfriend and I at an informal mediation held by a mutual friend and I was told by the mediator and my boyfriend that my ex made several threats to come kill us in our home in our sleep. I filed for an emergency custody change and the court granted it. We have court tomorrow and on Friday I received paperwork from my ex-husband's lawyer which denied everything that he said and objected to all my concerns. I am so scared of going to court tomorrow without legal representation. How do I get text messages off my phone that would implicate him? He is trying to say that my home is unsafe because it is not in county code. I live in an intentional rural community on a farm and the children are so happy here. Has anyone gone through this process? How do you cope with the stress? How much should I tell the kids? They know nothing.
Child Custody Court Need support ASAP
Joy, you should be reporting these threats to the police, and taking practical steps to assure your safety.
Unfortunately, I think one of those steps should be to avoid putting your information on the internet. It's publicly viewable and I think it's highly likely that your ex has followed you here. Please call a local domestic violence organization and do what you need to do to stay safe.