Amber Portwood Loses Custody of Son, Says She’s Gonna “Struggle This”
Amber Portwood has misplaced crucial battle of her life.
On Tuesday afternoon, the Teen Mother OG star misplaced custody of her four-year outdated son, James, to ex-boyfriend Andrew Glennon.
Furthermore, a choose dominated that Glennon can transfer with the toddler from Indiana (the place Amber additionally resides) to California.
He had made this request back in April.
Glennon has had major custody of James ever since Portwood acquired arrested for home violence in July of 2019.
In court docket paperwork obtained by The Solar, the judge granted Andrew’s request to relocate, giving him sole authorized and first bodily custody of James, whereas ordering that he “search out and contemplate the mom’s opinion earlier than making any main selections referring to the kid’s medical remedy, training and faith.”
The MTV character — who has not been permitted in a single day visitation with James because the 2019 home violence incident — has been granted overnights underneath the brand new custody association.
She is going to cut up her time together with her son every month between Indiana and California.
This similar choose additionally ordered each Amber and Andrew to submit month-to-month drug checks for the subsequent six months, whereas Amber was ordered “to take part in particular person counseling with the counselor of her choice and comply with any suggestions made by the counselor.”
Again in July 2019, Portwood was accused of attacking Andrew whereas he cradled James in his arms.
She allegedly used a weapon to try and break down the lavatory door behind which Glennon and the toddler had been hiding.
Per Marion Superior Courtroom paperwork obtained by Radar On-line on the time, “[Amber] struck the machete at and right into a door, whereas Andrew Glennon was standing instantly on the opposite aspect of the door, that created a considerable danger of bodily damage to Andrew Glennon.”
The Ashley’s Actuality Roundup additionally shared an affidavit of the incident, which alleged that Portwood struck Glennon with a shoe whereas he was holding James, who was 14 months on the time.
“Mr. Glennon said when he acquired inside the house, Ms. Portwood grabbed a shoe off the shoe rack and hit him with it.
“Mr. Glennon said he was holding [the baby] and he turned to the aspect to keep away from [the baby] getting hit with the shoe,” learn this doc.
“Mr. Glennon said he then left [the house] once more with [the baby].”
Portwood was arrested and later pleaded responsible to 2 felony fees of home battery and intimidation.
Based mostly on the phrases of her plea discount, Portwood averted jail time.
Tuesday’s judgment, in the meantime, additionally famous that when the continued no-contact order is lifted between Andrew and Amber… the MTV star will “be entitled to liberal phone calls and or FaceTime communication with the kid.”
Shortly after information of her custody loss went viral, Portwood went Stay on Instagram.
Along with telling her followers that she was staying “constructive” and going to “struggle this,” the “Teen Mother OG” lead argued that she shouldn’t be held accountable for errors from her “previous” as a result of she is working to higher herself.
She additionally stated her psychological sickness is getting used in opposition to her on this case.
Elsewhere throughout this session, Portwood claimed that James enjoys their mother-son time collectively, saying he repeatedly tells her, “I like you.”
Portwood gave delivery to James in Could 2018, one yr earlier than she and Glennon ended their relationship.
Because the exes subsequently engaged in a prolonged custody battle for the final three years, Portwood was allowed three unsupervised visits monthly together with her youngest little one.
Amber can be mom to a 13-year outdated daughter with ex Gary Shirley.
She has stated many occasions of late that the two get along well.