As many Kansas parents can likely attest, when litigation takes place because of child-related issues, things can get quite messy in court. Many situations are complex and not easily resolved. Former “Teen Mom 2” star, Jenelle Evans likely understands this better than most, as she continues to try to regain child custody alongside her current husband, who also lost custody of his own daughter.
While one of Evans’ children has been staying with her mother for some time, her other two children were living with her and the man she married this past September. An incident occurred, however, that has apparently led to both Evans and her spouse losing custody of their children. Evans’ husband, David Eason, reportedly shot a dog that he claimed had bitten one of the kids.
The judge overseeing the custody case told Evans that she failed to protect her children from danger. Evans herself has said that the media has portrayed her in a negative light and she hopes people will not listen to the rumors being spread about her. She said she loves her children more than anything and is doing everything in her power to get them back.
Eason’s 11-year-old daughter is said to have refused to see him at a supervised visit. The incident, of course, further complicated the case. While every parent must adhere to the court’s orders in a child custody case, if a parent believes a ruling to be unfair, he or she may be able to present new evidence or even file an appeal. If a Kansas parent is unsure whether that is possible in a particular set of circumstances, it is a good idea to seek guidance and support from an experienced family law attorney.