I'm Jason hiss
I'm going to try to make this as frank as possible, but my apologies if its rather long and in depth.
So my mother wants to divorce her husband, Nick, and they have a kid, Gabriela.
The thing is they've bought a house together in New Hampshire and they're staying there with Gabriela and my little sister.
My mother, her mother, myself and my little sister all know that he is inadequate to take car of Gabriela, as he consumes alcohol nightly and doesn't act very responsible when doing so (for example, he drives when under the influence.)
He has also has pushed my mother and abused her emotionally and physically.
But, of course, none of this has been brought up in court and we have no actual evidence of this besides my sister and I as witnesses.
My mother wants custody of Gabriela and also wants to be able to move out of state (to live with her mother in North Carolina) but she does not have any money coming in.
The odds are not at all in her favor for winning a custody battle because Nick is in the National Guard and NH courts seem to lean towards men winning cases.
What should she do to begin to divorce Nick and have custody? Does she have any chance at all at winning? What do you suggest I do as her son, to help her get her life back on track?
I suggested that she stay in North Carolina, since Gabriela, her, and my sister will be out there visiting at the end of this month, but he will definatly try to say she kidnapped Gabriela.
What should we do?2 AnswersLaw & Ethics7 years ago
Okay, so I am a 15 year old guy and I moved into this neighborhood about a month ago. I've really liked it here so far, but im not going to go into to much detail about that. My problem is, recently this strange girl has been following me around. Shes not a stranger, her family is a friend of my mothers friend, and she lives about two houses down from me. Her family had greeted my family when we moved in. She seemed quite normal at the time (and frankly shes very kind and pretty), accept she was really quiet and reserved.
The thing is, I know that she is home schooled, but every morning when I walk to school she always follows me. I try to make it look like I don't notice her, but I definatly do. Its not like she walks right up next to me, but she trails far behind me and always follows me all the way to my school. Another thing is, whenever i walk home she is also always outside on her front porch waiting for me.
I find this very strange considering we have never said a word to each other, yet she ALWAYS seems to be around whenever i'm out by myself.
One more thing I've noticed is that occasionally she will actually peek in my bedroom window if i have the blinds open, which startles me, but its another thing that I just pretend like I don't see her. Its not very often she does this, and when she does she usually leaves after a few minutes and goes to get the mail (the mailbox is literally on the other side of my house.)
I have tried to find out more about her from the family friend that i know her through, but I could only gather that she was around my age (about two years younger if i'm remembering correctly) and that she does all of her schooling online (the family friend actually tutors her in math apparently.)
Personally, this do sent bother me in the slightest. I mean, it freaks me out a little bit that she might come into my home at any time and kill me, but for now I just find it flattering.
But what I want to know is, what would other people my age do in this situation? Would you talk to the girl or just ignore it? And how would you respond to being followed around by a pretty but strange girl all the time?
Any responses would be great ^_^ Thank you.4 AnswersPsychology8 years ago