Terri Horman withdraws visitation request for daughter

Terri Horman withdraws visitation request for daughter

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by Frank Mungeam

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Posted on November 3, 2010 at 11:59 AM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 30 at 5:42 AM

An attorney for Terri Moulton Horman has filed a motion to withdraw her request for visitation of her young daughter.Judge Meisenheimer’s office confirms the motion was filed on Tuesday.

Under a restraining order filed by Kaine Horman, Terri Moulton-Horman has been denied visitation with their daughter. The estranged couple has filed a series of inflammatory motions in the ensuing battle over whether to permit Terri to have some kind of visitation.

Details: Read the filing (PDF)

Kyron Horman was 7 when he disappeared from Skyline elementary on June 4. No suspects have been named in the case.

In court papers, Kaine Horman characterized Terri as an 'emotionally unstable' and 'unfit' mother. Details: Terri 'unfit, unstable'

In a filed response, Terri's attorney's suggested that Kaine was trying to harm the mother-child bond. Details: 'Kaine trying to harm mother-child' bond

In Monday's filing, Terri's attorney states the withdrawl of the motion for visitation is "in no way an agreement to maintain the status quo" regarding the estranged couple's daughter, and that Terri "does not, and will not, give up her right to seek legal custody" of their daughter. 

Instead, the motion filed Tuesday blames Kaine Horman for public filings in the case that were 'vicious in tone and content' and 'villified' Terri. It accuses Kaine Horman of including "inflammatory and irrelevant accusations", including explicit text messages between Terri and Michael Cook, that had no purpose "other than to embarass" Terri Horman.

According to Terri's attorney, the motion to withdraw was being filed to avoid "litigation that is destructive to the parties and their daughter," despite "very deep and great reluctance, and with grave concern" about their daughter's short-term development and long-term well-being.

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