For Jenelle Evans and David Eason, the nightmare is finally over.
According to various outlets, the VERY polarizing reality stars are about to get their children back.
This judicial decision marks the end of a several-week odyssey that started back when Eason shot his family's dog dead.
Child Protection Services then intervened... and authorities determined that the parents were not raising their kids in a safe environment.
What has now changed?
What, exactly, has a judge decreed?
And where does Jenelle go from here?
Scroll down for every answer...
This Has Been Quite the Saga
Jenelle has three kids. Her oldest son, Jace, is under the care of his grandmother and Jenelle's mom, Barbara. But her youngest two kids, a five-year old named Kaiser and two-year old named Ensley, live with her and husband Eason.
At Least They DID Live with Them
Between Jenelle's history of drug use and Eason's history of violence, fans always believed these two were unfit parents. But it took Eason shooting and killing the family dog to get authorities involved.
Yes, This Really Happened
Eason claimed the small dog snapped at Ensley, but the video he provided as so-called proof did not make it look like the toddler was in danger at all.
And Even If She Was?
Eason could have grabbed the dog and driven it away to a shelter of some kind. Instead, he reportedly beat it bloody with his bare hands and then shot it in the woods with a shotgun.
Enter the Authorities
Child Protection Services paid the Eason/Evans household a visit in the wake of this disgusting act -- and then, on May 28, a judge decreed that David and Jenelle were not qualified to raise their kids.
A Statement from Jenelle
In a statement obtained by People Magazine at this time, Evans’ rep said: “At this time we are cooperating with the judge and legal team from court. We have no comment at this time and appreciate the concerns regarding our client and her children. We will continue to cooperate with the court and their decisions."