Teen Mom Amber Portwood & ex ordered to resolve custody war out of court as she demands more visits with son James, 2March 3, 2021
TEEN Mom OG star Amber Portwood and her baby daddy Andrew Glennon have been ordered to resolve their custody war out of court after she demanded more visitation with their son James, 2.
Amber, 30, requested to increase parenting time to include overnight visitation with their toddler.
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Andrew, 36, has primary physical custody of James, while she has three unsupervised visits a week.
In Indiana court papers exclusively obtained by The Sun, a judge ruled on Amber’s request by ordering the two to resolve their parenting issues out of court.
The ruling read: “Parties are ordered to mediation and shall be completed within 60 days of this order.”
If mediation is unsuccessful, the request will be heard at a court hearing.
As The Sun previously reported, the Teen Mom OG star filed a petition to modify parenting time, claiming there has been a “change in circumstances” that “warrant” a change to their custody agreement.
She claimed that according to Indiana Parenting Time Guidelines, parenting time is increased to include overnights when the child turns 3.
The court papers read: “The Guidelines anticipate that overnight parenting time could begin as early as 28 months of age, but would automatically increase to overnights upon the child attaining three years of age.”
She claimed it is in the “best interest” of James, who turns 3 in May, that “the current parenting time be modified to include overnight parenting time.”
Andrew filed for and was granted primary custody of James after Amber was arrested for domestic violence against the cinematographer in July 2019.
The Sun previously reported Amber’s claim that Andrew went against their custody agreement and refused to let her see their son the week of Christmas in court papers, as she requested the court grant a restraining order to stop him from interfering with her parenting time.
Amber claimed in the court papers that Andrew entered into Our Family Wizard that he will be traveling for Christmas from December 22 to December 27.
According to the December 23, 2020 court filing, Amber was supposed to have James from noon to 9pm on Christmas Day and on the same hours on the second-half of Christmas break.
The documents alleged: “[Andrew] has failed to comply with this court’s order to initiate the services of the Parenting Time Coordinator and [Andrew] is again attempting to deny [Amber] holiday parenting time over Christmas vacation, in violation of this Court’s Order.”
She claimed in court documents that he denied her holiday parenting time on October 31, 2019 and December 24, 2019, as well, although this motion was dismissed at the time.
Amber requested Andrew be “held in contempt of court,” which could result in jail time or a fine, for failing to follow the court’s custody order.
Andrew fought back against her claims by filing a series of claims in opposition to Amber's request.
In one court filing, Andrew provided a calendar from October, November and December 2020.
In the month of October, according to the calendars, Amber allegedly asked to postpone visitation with James three times over “poor weather,” twice because she felt sick and once because her dog felt ill.
For November, she allegedly requested they postpone visitation twice because she felt sick and once because of the weather. Andrew postponed twice because James was ill.
As for December, Amber allegedly canceled three times because of “poor weather,” once because she felt sick and once because she had a conflicting appointment.
Visitation was also allegedly postponed because there was a misunderstanding in the schedule and because of bad weather, the court docs claim.
A source close to Amber exclusively told The Sun she is “really hurt” over the amount of time she has lost with her youngest child.
Teen Mom OG – Season 9
Season 9 was filmed as the outbreak of coronavirus hit America.
Who's in the cast this season?
- Amber Portwood
- Catelynn Lowell
- Cheyenne Floyd
- Maci Bookout McKinney
- Mackenzie McKee
Who are their boyfriends, husbands and baby daddies?
- Amber Portwood's boyfriend Dimitri Garcia
- Catelynn Lowell's husband Tyler Baltierra
- Cheyenne Floyd's ex-boyfriend Cory Wharton
- Maci Bookout's husband Taylor McKinney
- Mackenzie McKee's husband Josh McKee
Teen Mom OG 's season nine aired on January 26th 2021 on MTV.
The insider said: “Amber has to drive four hours in one day to see him. She has lost so much time with him. She sees him three days a week.”
Amber, who is also mom to daughter Leah, 12, with ex-fiance Gary Shirley, is “fighting for her son.”
The source continued: “She has such a great relationship with Gary. She has never had to fight like this before. She wants at least half custody. That’s much more equal and much more time with James.”
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