Amber Portwood, Gary Shirley to Form United Front, Battle State For Baby Leah

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Amber Portwood and Gary Shirley have their differences, but the Teen Mom tandem is in agreement that they want control of Leah and contact with each other.

The pair will separately appear in an Anderson, Ind., court today in a bid to achieve both goals. For Gary, it's a No Contact Order against Amber he wants gone.

Leah Messer, Corey Simms, Baby

For Amber, it's to get the Department of Child Services out of her life, so that she can raise her baby girl without her being a ward of the State of Indiana.

One of Gamber's rare civil moments.

“Amber and Gary have the same goals,” a source close to the pair said. “They want the Department of Child Services out, so everything can go back to normal.”

Normal often meant Gary getting his ass whomped, with Leah present no less, so it's very possible the Department of Child Services could deny their request.

“If DCS denies Gary’s request, he’ll know what he’s up against,” the source said.

And you thought those altercations at Buffalo Wild Wings were intense ...

That’s not even all, either.

Amber Portwood and Gary Shirley share custody of Leah, 2, but due to an ongoing domestic violence probe of Amber, she needs to prove parental competence.

Felony charges could also land her behind in the slammer.

Despite bad-mouthing her a lot, Gary Shirley doesn’t want Amber to end up in jail, our source tells us: “He and Amber both realize they have a child in common."

"Both of them just want to make sure nothing goes wrong.”

What do you think? Leah should be with ...

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After her violent outbursts Gary should have custody of Leah. There was no reason for Amber to do what she did in front of that sweet little girl. Amber should be in anger management and parenting classes.

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Crissy,I am also the mother of 2 boys. I believe though that a child should be with the most stable parent who can raise them as they should be. Seem most of the time it is the mother but gender should not play a part. It is about the best interest of the child. As for Amber, I'd say she has a snowballs chance in hell of getting that baby and she should not. Until she takes big steps on her own to deal with her issues like therapy and parenting classes and can prove to a court she has made a lot of progress that child is not safe with her. 2 yr olds can be a handful and if she deals with frustration the way she has been by lashing out and violence that child is not safe no matter what she says. Actions speak louder than words. And then there are those pesky felony domestic violence charges hanging over her head. Nope, child protective services needs to step in and stay for now, or Leah's sake.

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2 of the scariest looking people I have ever seen and the scariest acting people I have witnessed. Jessie, you are correct but these kids don't realize that otherwise they'd not be in the situation they are in.

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@ Jessies3 : Have you tried Midol?

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WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IS WHY DO YOU GIRLS THINK IT'S SO FUNNY OR FUN TO BE PREGNANT AT 12,13,14,15,16,17, YEARS OLD.THE ONLY THING YOU ARE DOING IS RUINING THAT CHILD'S LIFE.WHAT IS SO FUNNY ABOUT THAT.BEING A MOTHER IS A FULL TIME LIFE TIME GIFT.IT'S NOT FOR YOU TO TRY AND CHANGE A GUY OR TRAP HIM INTO STAYING WITH YOU.

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I'm a mother of 2 boys and a daughter and I believe a child should be with the mother except in leahs situation...I think gary should have temp custody and see how amber does with her temper...no child should have to be present with physical abuse...amber has problems she needs to work on

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I think the State should turn Leah over to Kim Kardashian for 6 months and see how things go between these two. There ya go... that'll work !!!