Update: I am having a hard time selecting an attorney. I have been interviewing attorneys and researching case law. Guess what I found?http://caselaw.findlaw.com/mo-court-of-appeals/1164705.html
This SAME commissioner took another son away from his mother and gave him to the dad. The background on this case does not say who the judge was on the divorce, but it was not this commissioner. In the original divorce, the dad was granted SUPERVISED visitation.
Then the dad filed for modification and lucky for him, this commissioner was assigned. This commissioner gave him UNsupervised visitation.
IMMEDIATELY there after, the son started coming home from visits with bruising and claiming dad hit and pinched him. DFS was called and abuse was substantiated. The DFS case worker instructed the mom to NOT let the dad have UNsupervised visits.
Within six months of the UNsupervised visitation order, dad was filing again asking for custody. The DFS worker testified on mom's behalf saying the abuse was substantiated and that she had instructed mom to deny the visits.
This commissioner gave custody to the DAD and found the MOM in contempt of court and gave her jail time.
In my search, this is the second ruling I have found from this commissioner. The first she took another son away from his mother because she dared home school him. I have not found any rulings where she ruled in favor of a mother.
What is going on in Missouri with this commissioner. One attorney told me that she does not like feminine women (she herself is very masculine)