I was a stay at home mother to our 2 year old son for 8 months prior to separating from my husband. I also was regularly responsible for the care and supervision of my 2 minor stepdaughters as well when they were at our home. Around 10 days post separation, my husband filed for an ex parte emergency custody order using false allegations of substance abuse against me. My husband and his sister in law are insistent upon continuing to inflict emotional damage upon me, but it is damaging our son in the process. He continues to use the order as a means to punish, control, threaten, and intimidate me into conceding to his demands. I left our home with our son and only our clothing and personal belongings to escape his constant verbal and emotional abuse. He has progressively made decisions in attempts to alienate me from our sons life and it’s so unfair to him. As I stated i was a stay at home mom, my husband controlled the finances, as well as everything else. Before the order was out in place, our son primarily resides with me and I never once tried to restrict contact between our son and my husband. He refuses to be reasonable; the rules of my allowed visitation change each day and I can’t keep up, I cringe when I think of the impact it could have on my baby boy. I was his constant and we spent almost all of our waking hours together. Anytime his sense of power and control is threatened, my contact with my son becomes more and more restrictive. What should I be doing and filing. I have read the rules of civil procedure and other state statutes but it’s so hard to know what the right or appropriate course of action should be on my part. I have prepared an answe and counterclaim to his complaint. I have also prepared a motion to show cause for him not allowing visitation that was acceptable the day before. PLEASE HELP. Having to endure this type of emotional assault is unbearable and I would sell one of my kidneys to have representation so that our son’s best interest are made the priority. Not my husband interest.