“The minor child physically assaulted [Barbara] twice causing injury to [Barbara.] The Minor child also burned the carpet because he was angry with [Barbara],” the court papers read. “The minor child has a history of starting fires in the home of [Barbara].”
The incident occurred in December 2020, which could have been the final straw for Jenelle. According to her, her mother did not seek any emergency help during that time.
The filing continued:
[Barbara] cannot manage the minor child’s behavior without assistance from [Jenelle] and the conflict in [Barbara’s home] has resulted in domestic violence between [Barbara] and [Jace].
It is not safe or healthy for the minor child to remain in the custody of [Barbara] as [Barbara] is not properly treating the minor child’s mental health or managing his behaviors.
The filing claims that Jenelle is “fit and proper” enough to have sole custody of her son.
It also mentions Jace’s father, Andrew Lewis, who has never been in the child’s life. The court document claims he abandoned his son and “failed to maintain any contact with [her] or the child since before the child was one year old.”
Jenelle asked that visitation between Barbara and Jace be “therapeutic in natural until they are able to appropriately manage the conflict in their relationship,” and that custody of her son be transferred to her immediately.
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