Amber Portwood finally received good news amid her ongoing legal troubles. RadarOnline.com can exclusively reveal the no-contact order has been lifted, allowing the Teen Mom OG star to have supervised visitation with her 1-year-old son James following her domestic violence arrest against baby daddy Andrew Glennon.
Portwood, 29, appeared in Marion County Court on Thursday, July 25.
The Clerk of Court for the Indiana courthouse exclusively told that the no-contact order protecting son James has been lifted.
“She has supervised visits only for the child,” the clerk told Radar.
Terms of the visitation, including where the visits will take place, is to be heard at a future Child In Need of Services hearing.
The State objected to having the no-contact order lifted for the 1-year-old, but the judge ultimately sided with Portwood’s team. The parties are waiting on discovery evidence.
As for Glennon, 35, who also attended the hearing, the no-contact order remains in place.
A court date has been set for Thursday, August 22.
Radar can confirm MTV cameras filmed the court hearing.
As Radar reported, Portwood saw her son during a supervised visit on July 18. The meeting was the first time she saw her son since her July 5 arrest for domestic violence. She was charged with one count of domestic battery, a felony count of criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon and a felony count of domestic battery.
In an Affidavit for Probable Cause obtained by Radar, Portwood made Glennon feel like he “dropped the ball” because they couldn’t get through traffic to see fireworks. When they returned home, she hit him with a shoe.
“Mr. Glennon stated he was holding [James] and he turned to the side to avoid him getting struck with the shoe,” the affidavit read.
He left to have Portwood cool off. When he returned home, she charged at him like she “was going to hit him.” Portwood then “threatened to kill herself.”
“Ms. Portwood went to her drawer and took a handful of Klonopin and tossed it back like it was nothing,” the court papers read.
When he threatened to call the police, she “regurgitated the pills.”
Glennon locked himself and their son in a room when she allegedly picked up a machete, which she had in her home for protection.
“She hit the door with the machete and kicked the door and broke the handle,” the report read.
Glennon then texted 911 for help. Portwood denied the incident with the pills and machete, but admitted to hitting him with a shoe while he was holding their son.
On July 9, Glennon filed a Combined Verified Petition for Paternity Related Orders and Emergency Hearing Regarding Custody of a Child.
“Father believes it is in James’ best interests that he be awarded sole legal and primary physical custody,” the court papers read. “Father believes that it is not currently in James’ best interests for Mother to have unsupervised parenting time.” He is also asking for child support, insurance and payment of medical expenses.
The papers continued, “Father believes Mother is currently unable to provide a safe, stable and secure environment for James on an ongoing basis due to her frequent refusal and/or failure to take medicines prescribed to treat her mental-health conditions, among other concerns.”
Glennon claimed that on July 8, he voluntarily submitted to questioning by the Department of Child Services following the arrest. “DCS informed Father that they intended to file a Child in Need of Services case… that Father was not to permit Mother to have unsupervised contact with James.” DCS would also “recommend to Juvenile Court that James be placed in Father’s custody.”
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