Abusive Ex-husband Makes Sure Woman Loses Son

January 8, 2008. By Julia Browne

Dallas, TX: Mary’s abusive husband, Robbie, vowed to make her pay if she left him. She dared escape domestic violence, but due to additional victimization by Child Protection Services (CPS), the police, and her own mother, she lost her 8 year old son.

“After my divorce I moved with my son to a ‘safe state’, Florida. Robbie followed me there so I had to get a domestic violence protective order and he wasn’t allowed within 5 miles of us. He did try to contact me by email and phone on holidays, which I logged and reported to the local police but it wasn’t considered severe enough for an investigation.”

“For six years in Florida I was happy. I’d gotten married and was living the typical life of barbecues on Sunday and PTA. But stress from the aftermath of that previous abusive marriage and living in constant fear made things difficult and my new husband and I separated. In October 2003, with my family in Texas I figured we’d be all right there for a couple months but that was a fatal mistake.”

It didn’t take long for Mary’s ex-husband to catch up with his prey.

“Just after the holiday season I reported his stalking behavior and calls to the police department of a suburb of Dallas/Fort Worth. On at least eight occasions they said, ‘oh that’s a Florida order, we’re not going to uphold that in Texas’.”

“Getting away with minor violations made Robbie bolder. He conspired with my mother to take my son away from me, even though he wasn’t his biological father. Together they made allegations against me of mental and emotional abuse, of drug use, and they even claimed I was in a baby-killing cult. When my son was born I cleaned up my life and stopped any drug use. CPS did four different tests and found nothing at all so in mid 2004 I was cleared of all charges of neglect and abuse.”

Mary and her son prepared to move back to the safety of Florida. Their nightmare was over… or so they thought.

“In May 2004 my son went to church and never came home. He was abducted. When I reported it the police, they and a CPS agent showed up at my door, not to give me news, but to get me to sign another accusation of abuse from my ex-husband and my mother. I refused. My attorney tabled a motion to have my son immediately released to me but on day the court order was signed, the police came and took me to a mental hospital for ‘observation’ based on a false affidavit.”

“The doctor couldn’t find any reason to detain me but during that 24 hours I was in that hospital Robbie, GrandMommy, the police officer and a CPS worker broke into my apartment and stole over $10,000 worth of property including all my home videos and photos of me and my kids, all my legal files and evidence, electronics, medication and even my wedding ring. Even our dog was gone.”

Mary’s son was placed in a foster home.

“Parents have to do something like take parenting classes, go to rehab or counseling to have a chance at getting their kid back. I did but they said I didn’t complete their services just because I chose to get my own counselor, not the one of their choice. They called me uncooperative if I did anything that was against my civil rights but even though one of the case workers wrote that my case wasn’t of abuse but of child custody they do retaliate, I hate to say. They ruled against me because I challenged when I knew things weren’t being looked into, like my accusation of Robbie molesting children.”

“The last time I saw my son was just before Christmas 2004. The case worker arrived without him and said, ‘we forgot to bring him’. But that wasn’t possible. He’s nine years old and he knows when it’s Tuesday. The next day, December 22nd, they brought him. He had a black eye, blood on his shirt; he’d been beaten. I never saw him again.

That’s when I started my blog almosttuesdays.com which came out of a poem I was commissioned to write for Child Abuse Awareness month. It was all the things my son had said to me during out visits that we shared that no one else knows about.”

“When I realized he wasn’t coming home I fell apart. I was in such shock. I didn’t have an attorney so I represented myself. Fortunately I’m a paralegal so I could write my own pleadings but they were just ignored. My son’s name was changed, he lives with GrandMommy and I’m not allowed to talk to him. Then Robbie was jailed in 2006 for child abuse. I’m too tired to fight. How do you find an attorney when those hired by the state to work on behalf of the kids say it’s too hard to go up against the system?”

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About yvonnemason

Background:  The eldest of five children, Yvonne was born May 17, 1951 in Atlanta, Georgia. Raised in East Point, Georgia, she moved to Jackson County, Ga. until 2006 then moved to Port St. Lucie, Florida where she currently makes her home.  Licensed bounty hunter for the state of Georgia. Education:  After a 34 year absence, returned to college in 2004. Graduated with honors in Criminal Justice with an Associate’s degree from Lanier Technical College in 2006. Awards:  Nominated for the prestigious GOAL award in 2005 which encompasses all of the technical colleges. This award is based not only on excellence in academics but also leadership, positive attitude and the willingness to excel in one’s major. Affiliations:  Beta Sigma Phi Sorority  Member of The Florida Writer’s Association – Group Leader for St Lucie County The Dream:  Since learning to write at the age of five, Yvonne has wanted to be an author. She wrote her first novel Stan’s Story beginning in 1974 and completed it in 2006. Publication seemed impossible as rejections grew to 10 years. Determined, she continued adding to the story until her dream came true in 2006. The Inspiration:  Yvonne’s brother Stan has been her inspiration and hero in every facet of her life. He was stricken with Encephalitis at the tender age of nine months. He has defied every roadblock placed in his way and has been the driving force in every one of her accomplishments. He is the one who taught her never to give up The Author: Yvonne is currently the author of several novels, including:  Stan’s Story- the true story of her brother’s accomplishments, it has been compared to the style of Capote, and is currently being rewritten with new information for re-release.  Tangled Minds - a riveting story about a young girl’s bad decision and how it taints everyone’s life around her yet still manages to show that hope is always possible. This novel has been compared to the writing of Steinbeck and is currently being written as a screenplay. This novel will be re-released by Kerlak Publishing in 2009  Brilliant Insanity – released by Kerlak Publishing October 2008  Silent Scream – Released by Lulu.com October 2008- Slated to be made into a movie Yvonne’s Philosophy in Life - “Pay it Forward”: “In this life we all have been helped by others to attain our dreams and goals. We cannot pay it back but what we can do is ‘pay it forward’. It is a simple
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4 Responses to Abusive Ex-husband Makes Sure Woman Loses Son

  1. cathie says:

    My daughter’s exhusband is doing everything to take my daughter’s sons from her. They are divorced (thank God-he was so emotionally abusive) and now he has threatened to go to extreme to hurt her by taking the kids. He has the money. She doesn’t and is so devasted. She is a great mom…he was never around and now painting this picture that he is Mr. Wonderful…any suggestions?


  2. anna says:

    The exact same thing is happening to me. My ex keeps fabricating reasons to have me ambulanced off to the hospital for evaluations claiming I am mentally unstable and an addict even though it has been 12 years since I had any of those issues. when the doctors kept releasing me he called child protective services on me. He broke into my house and used my computer and my open email site to send himself an email supposedly from me to him saying i was going to kill myself and my 2 year old daughter. He printed the email out and brought it to the worker. Now I am losing my daughter and my 13 year old son from a previous relationship while his sick abusive ass looks like a boyscout. and there is nothing i can do to prove my innocence at this time. does anyone have any ideas? The reason I even had depression in my past was for 4 months of post pardom after my 13 year old son was born. And the drug abuse he reported was 17 years ago I got caught out behind my high school with a bunch of other students smoking a joint it was the only time i ever used drugs all of my drug tests throughout this ordeal have proved i dont use. How can they hand over my daughter to an abusive man and punish me just because he was careful to not leave marks on my body that i could document


  3. tina says:

    I’ve been completely disfunctional the last few days and even more afraid that I am alone. I recognized your blg because your story and mine are quit simular. I am currently trying to stand against the ex, who has custody now of our 5 yr old. I was abused by him for several years and I have been involved with CPS . I am so emotionally drained and strongly feeling defeated. He continues to use our daughter as a pawn and unless I conform to his order I continue to fail. I would really like to have a communication with you because I need help and I have been so mentally warped that I need time to share without feeling afraid to. I think you will find my situation extremely sensitive and possibly we can help each other. I am a complete nerd on the computer. I


  4. Pearce says:

    I’m going through the same nightmare, I can’t find help and they publicly documented lies. I don’t have money for an attorney and the lies continue. It’s building and building and I can’t find resources only support for those with money to fight. I need hope. I’m glad that I can lean on my new family and God. However, does the abuse ever end? Does the terror ever end? How do we, as great Moms get our children back and fight these horrible people? Even my ex’s attorney was abusive and was flirting with my ex. and my new hubby, Is there any recourse for me to really report her in Texas? I miss my children so much. I was a stay-at-home Mom who got into a head-on car collision by a woman who crossed into our lanes and while I was recovering, my Mom and ex took my children. Bottom line is don’t trust people. It’s not worth the pain.


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