Jenelle Evans was back in court with her mom Barbara Evans to sort out custody of her oldest son Jace, 7. According to sources, the Teen Mom 2 star was unsuccessful in her latest attempt to get full custody, but they were able to work out a co-parenting like arrangement.
Jenelle and Barbara have been fighting in and out of court (and on and off TV) for
Jace’s lifetime the last year over Jenelle’s latest desire to be a full-time mom to Jace, now that she’s engaged to David Eason and swears she’s temporarily definitely gotten her act together. David believes he and Jenelle are far more competent parents than Barbara.
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Jenelle and Barbara were one day away from trial, according to insiders, when a last-minute mediation took place instead.
A North Carolina judge decided Jace should remain predominantly in Barbara’s care, but did increase Jenelle’s visitation rights.
According to The Ashley’s Reality Roundup Barbara offered to split joint custody with Jenelle, and they are currently working out a schedule which consistently gives Jenelle certain days with Jace, therefore avoiding her constant arguments and accusations with Barbara.
The agreement isn’t set in stone and Jenelle will have the option to revisit the agreement and pursue full custody in the future. You know, in that mythical time when she finally, for real, becomes more stable. Apparently that’s Jenlle’s plan … for now.
Interestingly on twitter, a fan asked Jenelle about the custody hearing, writing “Custody??” and she replied “Yes ma’am.” Not quite…
Jenelle clarified the arrangement to E! News: “I’m not restricted to when my mom says I can have my son anymore and at the moment that’s all I care about. [I] just want to spend time with my son. He will be home one day but today wasn’t the day, sadly.”
Immature as ever, Jenelle still blames Barbara for the situation. “I’m really happy we could [come] to a decision for Jace but it doesn’t change my feelings towards my mom. She still isn’t giving up my son to me but I will fight again in the future when the time is right.” Jenelle also claims the judge lectured Barbara to put Jace first, and stop making custody about herself…OH, really!? (Filed under: THINGS I DO NOT BELIEVE HAPPENED)
Obviously MTV was present to film the whole thing, and witnesses report that Jenelle was seen crying in front of the courthouse moments before she and Barbara went inside, then again afterwards.
TELL US – DO YOU THINK THIS IS A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION FOR JENELLE? WILL SHE EVER GET FULL CUSTODY OF JACE?
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