There was a brief period of time when it looked as though Jenelle Evans had finally sobered up and settled down.
Jenelle is engaged to David Eason these days, and two of her three children live with the couple in a lovely house paid for by reality TV drama.
(Jenelle's mother still has custody of her oldest son, Jace, but more on that later.)
Following the birth of daughter Ensley, Jenelle seemed to make a real effort to behave in the fashion that's popular amongst stable, grownup human beings.
It wasn't long, of course, before cracks started to appear in her flimsily constructed facade, and we were reminded that Ms. Evans is truly a special kind of crazy.
These days, Jenelle is locked in yet another epic legal battle (she probably has her own parking spot at the town courthouse by now), and thus far, it's not going well for her.
Her opponent this time around is Nathan Griffith's mother, Doris Davidson, who has filed for emergency custody of Evans' middle child, Kaiser.
Davidson claims that Jenelle smoked marijuana while pregnant and is too negligent and emotionally unstable to raise a child.
In court papers filed earlier this week, Davidson levels a number of shocking allegations at Jenelle:
“Plaintiff’s extreme changes in her mood are often exacerbated by her consumption of marijuana and/or, upon information and belief, with a mixture of prescription medications as mentioned above,” her attorneys write.
“Plaintiff’s actions in illegal drug use and screaming and cursing at the proposed Intervenor in the presence of the children, establishes that Plaintiff currently does not have the ability to control her anger and to exercise good judgment as it relates to the minor child."
The lawyers damningly add:
"Plaintiff further appears to have no insight into how her actions have been detrimental to the minor child.”
Yes, not only is Jenelle allegedly irresponsible, quick to anger, and frequently high, she reportedly has no idea that any of this behavior might have a negative effect on her children.
The lawyers go on to request a psych evaluation in order to determine the state of Jenelle's mental health:
“Based on her actions, Plaintiff’s mental condition is in dispute and good cause exists for ordering a psychological evaluation of Plaintiff for the purpose of assisting the court in determining the fitness to have contact with the minor child, and further in determining the appropriate scope and duration of any visitation between Plaintiff and the minor child," the attorneys write.
"A psychological evaluation of Plaintiff would render substantial assistance to the court in proposing findings and recommendations regarding Plaintiff’s future interaction with the minor child.”
Seems like a waste of time.
The judge could just watch Teen Mom 2 online and learn everything he needs to know about Jenelle's mental state.
At this point, there's been no ruling about either the request for emergency custody or the psych evaluation.
The case has brought up new questions about the ongoing custody battle between Jenelle and her mother Babs, with many speculating that Davidson's claims could hurt Jenelle there, too.
We'll have further details for you as more information becomes available.