Father Hoped To Seek Custody of Children That Died in House Fire
Posted on Nov 21, 2011 12:00am PST
One Georgia father is mourning the loss of his two young children after
they were killed in a house fire. Their mother is accused of leaving them
The father says the children's mother was feeling overwhelmed and
asked that their three-year-old son move to Georgia to be with him. He
says he was planning to file for full child custody of their one-year-old
daughter and three-year-old son, but in late October the two young children
were killed in a fire after their mother left them alone.
The fire happened on Oct. 30 around 5 a.m. According to the news source,
when firefighters arrived at the home the mother was outside screaming
that her children were inside the home.
The three-year-old boy died on his way to the hospital. The one-year-old
girl died a few days after the fire at the Children's Hospital Colorado
The 23-year-old mother has been charged with felony child abuse and neglect.
According to reports, neighbors say the children were not well cared for.
One neighbor said they would often see the young boy wondering the streets
The father may wish he had sought custody of the young children sooner
to prevent this horrible tragedy. For those residents in Georgia dealing
with child custody issues, a consultation with an experienced divorce
and family law attorney may prove to be beneficial. The attorney may be
able to offer advice and guidance and determine what the best course of
action may be for the children and parents involved.