Amber Portwood has misplaced an important battle of her life.
On Tuesday afternoon, the Teen Mother OG star misplaced custody of her four-year previous son, James, to ex-boyfriend Andrew Glennon.
Furthermore, a decide dominated that Glennon can transfer with the toddler from Indiana (the place Amber additionally resides) to California.
He had made this request again in April.
Glennon has had main custody of James ever since Portwood bought arrested for home violence in July of 2019.
In courtroom paperwork obtained by The Solar, the decide granted Andrew’s request to relocate, giving him sole authorized and first bodily custody of James, whereas ordering that he “hunt down and contemplate the mom’s opinion earlier than making any main choices regarding the kid’s medical remedy, schooling and faith.”
The MTV persona — who has not been permitted in a single day visitation with James for the reason that 2019 home violence incident — has been granted overnights underneath the brand new custody association.
She is going to cut up her time along with her son every month between Indiana and California.
This identical decide additionally ordered each Amber and Andrew to submit month-to-month drug assessments for the subsequent six months, whereas Amber was ordered “to take part in particular person counseling with the counselor of her choice and observe any suggestions made by the counselor.”
Again in July 2019, Portwood was accused of attacking Andrew whereas he cradled James in his arms.
She allegedly used a weapon to try to break down the toilet door behind which Glennon and the toddler had been hiding.
Per Marion Superior Court docket paperwork obtained by Radar On-line on the time, “[Amber] struck the machete at and right into a door, whereas Andrew Glennon was standing instantly on the opposite aspect of the door, that created a considerable danger of bodily harm to Andrew Glennon.”
The Ashley’s Actuality Roundup additionally shared an affidavit of the incident, which alleged that Portwood struck Glennon with a shoe whereas he was holding James, who was 14 months on the time.
“Mr. Glennon said when he bought inside the house, Ms. Portwood grabbed a shoe off the shoe rack and hit him with it.
“Mr. Glennon said he was holding [the baby] and he turned to the aspect to keep away from [the baby] getting hit with the shoe,” learn this doc.
“Mr. Glennon said he then left [the house] once more with [the baby].”
Portwood was arrested and later pleaded responsible to 2 felony costs of home battery and intimidation.
Based mostly on the phrases of her plea discount, Portwood averted jail time.
Tuesday’s judgment, in the meantime, additionally famous that when the continuing no-contact order is lifted between Andrew and Amber… the MTV star will “be entitled to liberal phone calls and or FaceTime communication with the kid.”
Shortly after information of her custody loss went viral, Portwood went Reside on Instagram.
Along with telling her followers that she was staying “constructive” and going to “combat this,” the “Teen Mother OG” lead argued that she shouldn’t be held accountable for errors from her “previous” as a result of she is working to raised herself.
She additionally stated her psychological sickness is getting used in opposition to her on this case.
Elsewhere throughout this session, Portwood claimed that James enjoys their mother-son time collectively, saying he repeatedly tells her, “I really like you.”
Portwood gave delivery to James in Might 2018, one 12 months earlier than she and Glennon ended their relationship.
Because the exes subsequently engaged in a prolonged custody battle for the final three years, Portwood was allowed three unsupervised visits per thirty days along with her youngest little one.
Amber can also be mom to a 13-year previous daughter with ex Gary Shirley.
She has stated many occasions of late that the 2 get alongside effectively.