LOCK HIM UP! LOCK HIM UP! LOCK HIM UP!
When Amber Portwood chants this these days, she is not talking about Donald Trump and his impending impeachment trial, according to new legal paperwork filed on Wednesday, November 6.
Instead, she's talking about ex-boyfriend Andrew Glennon.
Portwood believes Glennon ought to be held in contempt because he is not abiding by the rules of the former couple's custody agreement.
In what way? And could this actually happen?
Scroll down for an update on the very troubled Teen Mom...
Everyone Knows How We Got Here, Right?
Amber was arrested on July 5 for allegedly attacking Andrew while he was holding their 18-month old son in his arms, James.
She Even Threatened to Kill Herself AND Used a Machete
Allegedly, that is. Andrew has said Portwood swallowed a bunch of pills (and then threw them back up), prior to using a machete to try and break down the bathroom door behind which Andrew and James were hiding.
Is She Going to Jail?
No. We previously detailed how Amber ageed to a plea deal
and will almost definitely avoid jail time for this incident.
What About Custody of James, Though?
That's the question we're dealing with now... and we have a bunch of details and updates we can offer to readers.
Let's Start with This:
Andrew has primary custody of the toddler. This is understandable and this has been the case ever since Amber was taken into custody.
When and How Can Amber See Her Son?
She can only see her son on three non-consecutive “days” per week, with one of those days (likely on the weekend) for 10 hours. The other days’ visits must last for no more than three hours.
What Other Rules are in Place?
Amber and Andrew must agree to the holidays on which the former can see James, and she must then return him to his father at least an hour before bedtime.
Can Amber Even Have Her Kid Overnight?
Yes, but only if the reality star has “exercised regular care responsibilities for the child," according to the strict agreement between the exes.
The Court Has Been Trying to Look Out for James
Also according to thee latest agreement, James is not be allowed to be filmed by MTV; and both Amber and Andrew have agreed they will NOT post photos of James to social media.
All Sounds Fair Enough. What's the Problem Now?
Simply put, Amber alleges in recently-filed documents that Glennon isn't abiding by these guidlines. She says her ex should be held in contempt of court for refusing to exchange their son during her scheduled visits.
Amber Has Taken Actual Legal Action
In court papers filed in Marion Circuit Court, Portwood, filed an Information and Verified Motion for Rule to Show Cause on Wednesday, November 6.
What the Eff Does That Mean?
In this filing, Portwood claimed Glennon has “denied Mother all parenting time since October 22, 2019” in violation of their mediated agreement.
Give Us More Details Please!
Amber cites October 23 as a date on which "the undersigned counsel contacted counsel for Father requesting to confirm times for parenting time exchanges and no response was provided,” the court papers read. “Father’s failure to communicate or schedule parenting time is Violation of Paragraph 1(c) of the Mediated Agreement.”
This Same Thing Then Happened Again
Then, on October 25, Glennon was contacted once more to coordinate parenting time exchanges, but no response was provided. Amber is alleging that Andrew has been ghosting her.
Trick or Treating FAUL
Portwood was also scheduled to have holiday parenting time on Halloween, but writes that Glennon “failed to communicate with Mother in person or through counsel to allow Mother to her holiday parenting time."
Respond to Me, Loser!
Due to the no-contact order in place, Portwood and Glennon are only allowed to communicate through the Our Family Wizard app regarding parenting time exchanges. But Andrew has not looking at his account or responding to Amber's messages on it, these papers state.
Andrew Is Banned from Trashing Amber in Public, Too
This new filing claims that he broke this rule on Halloween, however. To quote from the document: “Upon information and belief, Father recorded Mother Without Mother’s consent or knowledge and released, or allowed family members to release, Video footage of Mother to be broadcast on YouTube. On or about October 31, 2019, Father recorded statement and released this statement to be publicly broadcast on YouTube, in Which Father made negative statements about Mother. Father’s actions in releasing, or allowing the release of, Videos and statements to be publicly broadcast online is violation.”
No, Really, Lock Him Up!
Amber is asking Glennon “be held in contempt of court for his willful violation of the Court’s orders.”
In Conclusion... For Now?
Portwood is asking for Andrew to "appear to answer as to why [he] shall not be held in contempt for his failure to abide by the terms of this Court’s Orders." She also wants him to pay her attorney's fees.