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    I need help with court case over my daughter

    I'm a c5 quad. I went through a divorce a year and a half ago and the judge gave me supervised visitation every other weekend. She was 4 at the time now she's 6. He based his ruling solely on my disabilty. I've been told that's discrimination within it's self. My ex and I had a meditation scheduled with another attorney last week to try and settle this out of court and of course she would not agree to anything so now we get to face a judge on Nov 3rd so the decision is in his hands. All I'm asking for is unsupervised visits with my daughter during the day time hours not the night time hours. I feel like somebody needs to be with us during the night because there could be a fire and with somebody here they could help her get to safety. When my daughter was 3 and my ex and I were still married she worked as a home health nurse. Most of the time she was atleast 45 minutes away and the whole time my daughter and I were at home by OURSELVES with no supervision and had no trouble what so ever. Let remind you she was 3. Now that we are divorced and my daughter is 6 she absolutely will not allow unsupervised visits. As a result I get no time alone with my daughter. Her arguement to why it was ok that we were at home alone when she was at work for atleast 5 hours a day is that she claims that she was available to pick up and leave her job even if she was 45 minutes or an hour away. That's not being available to be here in time to help if there was a problem. I am perfectly capable of taking care of my 6 year old daughter during the day without supervision. Now it's up to the judge who said I'm unfit to be an active part of my daughters life because of my disability. I need all the help I can get so my daughter and I can have the quality of a father daughter relationship that I am getting denied. Anything would help so PLEASE if you know anything I can do let me know. My e-mail address is Thank you very much. There's more to this situation but I would be writing a book so here is the basics. Thank you again and please respond if you know of any way to help me. My little girl means the world to me.



    Do we have any members living on the OKC area that have raised kids as a quad? My son was 11 when I was injured, so I don't know how much weight my input would carry. I've personally known Skeeter's ex to drop off his daughter-the little girl minds, Skeeter pays attention, I never saw a problem at all. He lives independently with an aide that helps in am/pm. I think it's criminal to deprive a child of a good father, too many don't have the possibility. Any suggestions?

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      hang tough skeeter, what a load of crap from ex.

      shot u off email, someone else here just went through this, howd that turn out.

      Beth, truer words have never been said.

      "I think it's criminal to deprive a child of a good father, too many don't have the possibility."

      "All you have to decide is what to do with the time that is given you."
      Gandolf the Gray

      2010 SCINet Clinical Trial Support Squad Member

      "You kids and your cures, why back when I was injured they gave us a wheelchair and that's the way it was and we liked it!" Grumpy Old Man

      .."i used to be able to goof around so much because i knew Superman had my back. now all i've got is his example -- and that's gonna have to be enough."


        I feel your pain. I'm C-6 C-7 and my son was 2 1/2 when I was hurt. His mother would leave him with me all the time while she went and running around. I do live with my parents but they work full time. I have had him here many days by myself since he was 3. I've feed him, cleaned him up after accidents, and drove him all over since I started driving 4 years ago.
        My ex got remarried a few years back and started not letting me have him every weekend because her new husband was going to take my not I had to take her to court and got every other weekend during the Winter and 4 days every other week durning the Summer.I tried to get him all Summer, joint custody and his Last name changed to mine. His mother and I was never married, thank God. The Judge wouldn't change his name because he didn't think it would be right. His reason was that I was in a chair and in his worlds, "couldn't work or maintain a job." I've been working full time for a year next month.
        My son is 9 now and will be 10 in March. We are counting the days down until he's old enough to choose where he wants to live. I just hope I have a house and more better to provide for him..
        Just keep fighting and don't ever give up no matter what happens. Just keep showing your little girl on how much you love her and what she means to you. The little eyes see more then the big eyes. Keep fighting!