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Judge scolds Baraba Evans in court over child custody situation

On Behalf of | May 25, 2017 | Child Custody |

Teen Mom 2 fans in Connecticut are likely aware of an ongoing contentious situation between reality TV star, Jenelle Evans, and her mother, Barbara. The older Evans has custody of her 7-year-old grandson, but the boy’s mother won a small victory in court recently when the judge said the grandmother can no longer restrict visitation. Jenelle Evans said she’s happy but at the same time devastated that she still does not have full child custody of her own son.

The two Evans women are estranged from each other; in fact, Jenelle Evans reportedly didn’t even speak to her mother when the judge handed down his recent decision. In doing so, the judge told Barbara Evans she needs to start focusing on what’s best for her grandson, not her own interests. Jenelle Evans says she plans to continue to fight for full custody when the time is right.

In the meantime, she is raising her two other children and planning to get married soon. She said she believes the judge’s decision not to grant her full physical custody of her son has something to do with the fact that she is unmarried at this time. She also stated that she hopes to convince the court of her ability to raise her 7-year-old son by perfectly complying with the new visitation agreement.

When a child custody problem arises in Connecticut, a concerned parent may have need for aggressive legal assistance. State laws vary regarding such situations, but the court always has the final say when parents or legal guardians disagree. An experienced family law attorney can advocate on behalf of a client, to help make sure a child’s best interests are kept in central focus during all court proceedings.

Source:, “Jenelle Evans Reaches Custody Battle Agreement Over Son Jace: ”I’m Happy But Devastated””, McKenna Aiello, Holly Passalaqua, May 24, 2017