The story of one Wisconsin’s mother’s child custody fight runs the full gamut of human emotion and spirit both admirable and ugly. The mother’s fight for visitation rights may have an impact on the future custody battles of disabled parents around the country. Four and one-half years ago, the mother from Wisconsin gave birth to triplets in a Los Angeles hospital. The mother’s newborn infants were healthy but the then 30-year-old mother had suffered a workplace injury that left her disabled. The new mother found herself unable to move and only able to communicate by blinking her eyes. The young mother was only able to hold her new triplets once, the day she gave birth.
Since that time, the mother from Wisconsin has been unemployed, divorced by her husband and has been in a legal battle ever since to acquire workers comp with the help of a Green Bay workers comp law firm The 34-year-old mother’s parents are her conservators and are fighting for visitation rights on the behalf of their daughter. The triplets live with their father in Los Angeles. The father of the children has labeled his former wife and mother of his children as an unfit parent. He casts himself as the only fit parent and argues he alone has the right to make decisions for the triplets.
The child custody case has been in Superior Court for almost a year. The attorney that represents the father says that the Wisconsin mother does not meet the definition of a fit parent because she is incapable of communication and would not be able to determine whether her children were in her presence. The mother’s attorney argues that unless visitation would be detrimental to the children, the 34-year-old mother has a right to see her children.