RadarOnline.com can exclusively reveal the Teen Mom 2 star’s custody battle is far from over, as it could take “months” to get the children back.
As Radar readers know, Child Protective Services removed all of their kids from their care after David shot and killed family dog Nugget for nipping at their 2-year-old daughter Ensley.
In May, a judge signed off to remove Maryssa, 11, Kaiser, 4, and Ensley, 2, from their care. Barbara, who has full custody of Jace, 9, was ordered to stop his visits with Jenelle.
Scroll through RadarOnline.com’s exclusive gallery to see videos and get details from today’s hearing.
Back In Court
On Tuesday, June 25, Jenelle, 27, and David, 31, attended a court hearing at Columbus County Court for their ongoing custody war.
Caught On Camera
In one exclusive video, Jenelle and David could be seen walking from the courthouse after the hearing. The fired Teen Mom 2 stars refused to answer questions about the custody drama.
In a third video, David is filmed talking to a woman outside of the courthouse. Maryssa, David’s daughter from a previous marriage, is seen in the video. She appears calm as they walk away from each other.
Once again, Jenelle and David leave the courthouse without their brood.
“This will go on for months,” a source close to the MTV star told Radar. “Today was a pre-adjudication hearing. Then there will be a adjudication hearing and an outcome.” An adjudication hearing is when the CPS agency attempts to prove the allegations.
The insider added, “Each can take days, which turn into months.”
In May, a judge ordered Maryssa to be in her grandmother’s custody, Kaiser to be in Nathan Griffith’s mom Doris’ custody, and Ensley to be in Jenelle’s mom Barbara’s custody. Jace is to remain with Barbara.
In May, a judge told Jenelle that she “failed to protect the children while they were in her care.” The source previously told Radar, “The judge heard testimony that David and Jenelle were constantly screaming and arguing, and the children were terrified.”
The insider continued, “CPS described the state of the home as horrific. It was filthy and there were holes in all of the walls.”
Jenelle and David have been working hard to regain custody of their children. “She signed up for parenting classes and marriage counseling,” the source said. “They’re looking to get David a psych evaluation for court."
Jenelle and David are able to visit the children once a week for an hour at child protective services.
During their weeks without the children, they have traveled to Washington D.C. multiple times. Jenelle has also been focusing on her farm and makeup line. She has also posted throwback photos of her children on social media.