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    Custody Document: "To Determine Paternity & Parental Relief"

    I found an interesting document online while doing a search. It contained things I haven't ever read or heard before and I thought it may be useful to read and understand the family and background.

    Here is a link to the PDF file in html format

    Here is a link to the PDF

    Lots to discuss here...

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    The fact that Ron had to file to determine paternity is interesting to me (although it's sad).

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    "The General Magistrate finds petitioner's willingness to facilitate contact between the children and their mother, petitioner's employment, and petitioner's residence in his mother's home with the two children, and the mother's lack of sustained contact with her children all weigh in petitioner having primary residential responsibility."
    Okay, so it's not true that Crystal wasn't properly notified about the custody hearing as I heard previously.

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    As if it couldn't get worse the more I read:
    Comes now the Defendant through her undersigned attorney to state the
    following for the Court:
    1. During the hearing held December 27, 2005, the Respondent had no legal
    representation and as such was ignorant of the agistrate's need to hear
    evidence critical to her cause and the best interests of the couples minor
    children.
    2. Respondent Is a chronic victim of domestic violence and abuse at the
    hand of Ronald Cummings and as such was intimidated by the Petitioner.
    3. Petitioner used his history of control and intimidation to manipulate the
    testimony and effectively silence the Respondent.
    4. The Magistrate is acting upon incomplete information in that the Petitioner
    is reputed to be a known drug dealer in the community. He is further
    alleged to have repeatedly physically abused the respondent.

    5. His chosen lifestyle and illegal business actions pose a severe risk to the
    children.

    6. Respondent has a history of having tried cocaine at the insistence of the
    Petitioner.
    ...

    12. Witnesses unrelated to this case, who have issued police reports against
    the Petitioner have stated that they are fearful of retribution.
    13. The Petitioner does not take care of the children and leaves them with
    other family members.
    ...

    15. Ronald Cummings has left the children with other family members who are
    also drug users, and whose habits have placed the children at risk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tabbykiki View Post
    Okay, so it's not true that Crystal wasn't properly notified about the custody hearing as I heard previously.
    This is why I have an opinion about this missing child, Haleigh. The only need I see from either parent to remove Haleigh from her home would be on the mother's side. I'll say it until the truth of this case comes out. I really think Haleigh has been removed from that home from the Sheffield/Griffis side. They are the only ones that would benefit from the children not being there. Child Support, back support, what's ahead support. It's all about money. I also think that Jr would be missing right along with Haleigh if Misty hadn't been sleeping with him. And just to make myself feel better about this case...I truly believe Haleigh is safe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GenealogyKR View Post
    This is why I have an opinion about this missing child, Haleigh. The only need I see from either parent to remove Haleigh from her home would be on the mother's side. I'll say it until the truth of this case comes out. I really think Haleigh has been removed from that home from the Sheffield/Griffis side. They are the only ones that would benefit from the children not being there. Child Support, back support, what's ahead support. It's all about money. I also think that Jr would be missing right along with Haleigh if Misty hadn't been sleeping with him. And just to make myself feel better about this case...I truly believe Haleigh is safe.
    That's a lot of missed child support payments (didn't I hear over $4K in the media?), especially if her payments are only $300 p/mo.

    What gets me is I'm a mom to three and I don't understand her not wanting to see or be with her children much. In the docs it states something to this effect. It's crazy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tabbykiki View Post
    Okay, so it's not true that Crystal wasn't properly notified about the custody hearing as I heard previously.
    Didn't I read some where that she never lived at that address in Jacksonville where the papers were served? I'm wondering how that happened, if it's true.

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    She did live in Jacksonville the birth announcement of Chloe said Jacksonville.I think she lived there before she moved into her Mom's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tabbykiki View Post
    As if it couldn't get worse the more I read:

    4. The Magistrate is acting upon incomplete information in that the Petitioner
    is reputed to be a known drug dealer in the community. He is further
    alleged to have repeatedly physically abused the respondent.
    5. His chosen lifestyle and illegal business actions pose a severe risk to the
    children.
    ...

    12. Witnesses unrelated to this case, who have issued police reports against
    the Petitioner have stated that they are fearful of retribution.
    13. The Petitioner does not take care of the children and leaves them with
    other family members.
    ...
    The items quoted were quoted from the MOTION FOR REHEARING AND OBJECTION TO FINDINGS OF MAGISTRATE which states, "Comes now the Defendant through her undersigned attorney to state the following for the Court."

    Ronald Cummings brought a custody suit against Crystal Sheffield. This is her rebuttal. She and her attorney can bring anything up in court, but it has to be proven. Obviously, these accusations were not valid or proven to be false as Ronald Cummings was awarded full custody and is the custodial parent. That speaks volumes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tabbykiki View Post
    That's a lot of missed child support payments (didn't I hear over $4K in the media?), especially if her payments are only $300 p/mo.

    What gets me is I'm a mom to three and I don't understand her not wanting to see or be with her children much. In the docs it states something to this effect. It's crazy.
    $4100.00 to be exact.


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    Quote Originally Posted by tabbykiki View Post
    That's a lot of missed child support payments (didn't I hear over $4K in the media?), especially if her payments are only $300 p/mo.

    What gets me is I'm a mom to three and I don't understand her not wanting to see or be with her children much. In the docs it states something to this effect. It's crazy.
    I agree. I don't understand how a mom can fail to make an effort to see her children.

    But I'm not sure I believe she is behind this disappearance. Why would she abduct a child she previously makes no effort to see. Wouldn't it be easier to just terminate your parental rights than abduct a child you don't want, to avoid paying child support?

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    Quote Originally Posted by winterrose View Post
    She did live in Jacksonville the birth announcement of Chloe said Jacksonville.I think she lived there before she moved into her Mom's.
    FWIW...the birth announcement does not say they live in Jacksonville...it says they are from Sanderson. The baby was born at Shands of Jacksonville.

    http://bakercountypress.com/index.ph...1375&Itemid=79

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    The address shown for her in those papers is *** Parker Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. That address in Jacksonville is a business...


    not her address, but it IS a process server.
    http://www.specialservicesofjax.com/

    So, when Ron filed did he tell the court her address was unknown? Was she really ever served the notice of the hearing? The papers say "whose address is" *** Parker Street. I think he knew all along that she was living in McClenney Florida...80 miles away.

    How on earth was she ordered to pay $323 of her $959 a month...leaving her $636 a month to live on? When he was living with his mother, earning $2051 a month and Crystal had shared custody? Not to mention that he got her fired from her job and there really was no $959 income.

    I believe Crystal's claim that she was a victim of domestic violence and he threatened to kill her. Must have been difficult for her to even see the children with his temper and her being afraid of him.

    The fact that she had no legal representation present is why he was awarded primary custody. IMO a total miscarriage of justice...and the fact that those babies ended up being taken care of by his 17 year old mistress full time...not his mother at all...that's what speaks volumes to me.
    Last edited by Tom'sGirl; 04-13-2009 at 04:47 PM. Reason: house #

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    Quote Originally Posted by FairNBalanced View Post

    How on earth was she ordered to pay $323 of her $959 a month...leaving her $636 a month to live on? When he was living with his mother, earning $2051 a month and Crystal had shared custody? Not to mention that he got her fired from her job and there really was no $959 income.
    *snipped & bolded by me*

    I was also at those figures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FairNBalanced View Post
    The address shown for her in those papers is *** Parker Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. That address in Jacksonville is a business...


    not her address, but it IS a process server.
    http://www.specialservicesofjax.com/

    So, when Ron filed did he tell the court her address was unknown? Was she really ever served the notice of the hearing? The papers say she "resides" at *** Parker Street. I think he knew all along that she was living in McClenney Florida...80 miles away.

    How on earth was she ordered to pay $323 of her $959 a month...leaving her $636 a month to live on? When he was living with his mother, earning $2051 a month and Crystal had shared custody? Not to mention that he got her fired from her job and there really was no $959 income.

    I believe Crystal's claim that she was a victim of domestic violence and he threatened to kill her. Must have been difficult for her to even see the children with his temper and her being afraid of him.

    The fact that she had no legal representation present is why he was awarded primary custody. IMO a total miscarriage of justice...and the fact that those babies ended up being taken care of by his 17 year old mistress full time...not his mother at all...that's what speaks volumes to me.
    She was served the papers and signed at one time so how can you say he sent them to the wrong address.
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