[quote=“TaipeiSean”]I am an Aussie and I got sole custody, even after the father-in-law threatening me that it would be done the “Taiwanese” way… Guess the in-laws didn’t believe me when I tried to tell them that their daughter was theatening to kill herself and my boy… Luckily she failed the attemped but it was all recorded on our apartment blocks security video, and that was the thing that really sealed the deal so easily for me.
But the police were no help, after she stood in the middle of traffic holding my boy for about 10 minutes, she ran off and took my boy back to her parents’ place and even though the police watched the video a short time later, they still said they couldn’t go and take my boy from her as it was “her weekend” and that I had to go to court to get a “court order” to keep her away from us, so I just had to sweat it out to see if she would brig him back on Sunday night.
Well she did and that was the last time she has ever had my boy by herself. I got sole custody with her having no visitation rights, and a court order to keep her away from us for 12 months and she got 20 hours of court appointed psycho counselling.
Police said though that I could have her charged with attempted murder and even if the charges weren’t proven, I would have messed her life up as this charge would always be on her record and it would be present with her forever in Taiwan. Plenty of friends said I was too kind to her as I didn’t do that, I pressed some lessor charges, can’t remember what it was now…
That was nearly 5 years ago now, and she is gone, and I am happier…[/quote]
That was very kind of you, as well as wise. Perhaps you could have been a “fool” and in the heat of the moment charged her, but having prevailed to wisdom, you probably realized the impact of having to live under such condemnation. Cheers to you