Jenelle Evans and David Eason are Back in Court Over the Custody of Their Kids
Jenelle Evans and David Eason were back in court on June 25. The troubled couple was last at the courthouse on June 4, when a judge ruled that they would not be getting their children back until they could prove that they can provide a stable and safe environment for the three kids that were previously in their custody.
The pair were allegedly ordered to enroll in parenting classes, submit to drug testing, and to find a counselor. Eason was also reportedly ordered to undergo a psychological evaluation. It looks like the court battle is nowhere near over though. In fact, they may be spending more time than they would like shuffling back and forth between their home and the judge’s chambers. The custody battle could take several more months to sort out.
What was the outcome of Jenelle and David’s court hearing?
Evans and Eason emerged from court without any of their children. Eason was seen chatting outside the courthouse with a woman who was with Maryssa, Eason’s 11-year-old daughter from a previous relationship, but the child did not leave with her father. Eason reentered the building as Maryssa was led away, presumably by her guardian.
The former Teen Mom 2 stars showed up to court in their Sunday best on Tuesday to attempt to regain custody of their kids. While Evans walked into court in her lucky boots and with a stack of paperwork, it looks like the preparation was for naught.
It is not known if Kaiser, 4 and Ensley, 2, were on hand for the hearing. Ensley, the daughter that Evans and Eason share is currently in the custody of her maternal grandmother, Barbara Evans. Kaiser is being looked after by his father, Nathan Griffith. Two other minor children that belong to the couple are not included in the current custody battle. Jace, 9, has resided with the elder Evans pretty much since birth. Eason’s 5-year-old son, Kaden, is in the care of his mother, Olivia Leedham.
CPS allegedly reported filthy conditions inside the Evans-Eason home
According to Celebrity Insider, CPS officials took the stand to discuss the conditions inside the home of Evans and Eason. An alleged insider claims the agency reported filthy conditions inside the house and around the property that the couple has dubbed “the land.” Allegedly holes were present in several of the home’s walls, as well.
Several other witnesses argued that there was regular screaming inside the home and that the children were negatively impacted by it. It is not known if those witnesses took the stand today, but it appears several people have been called to the stand since the kids were removed from the home in May.
There is no quick fix for Jenelle Evans and David Eason
The pair have been pretty vocal about wanting to get their kids back, but it looks like they may have been a bit too optimistic about how long that would take. Evans seems to have assumed she would get her kids back during this most recent appearance, but an insider speaking to Radar claims that’s absolutely not the case. In fact, it looks like the case could drag on for months.
According to Radar’s source, the couple was merely at court for a pre-adjudication hearing. The next step would be an adjudication hearing, then eventually an outcome hearing. An adjudication hearing is a type of court hearing where both parties can share their evidence. In this case, CPS would be attempting to prove that Evans and Eason are unfit parents.
According to the source, these cases can take months to sort out entirely, with each hearing stretching out over several days. The disgraced TV star and her gun-toting husband, however, can visit with their children. The pair are alleged to see each child for one hour once a week. The visits must take place at an approved visitation center.