An Irvine attorney accused of skipping town with her 12-year-old son was involved in a tense struggle with her estranged husband over visitation and child custody issues, according to court papers obtained Wednesday.
Sousan Alemansour, 55, was arrested Monday in Chicago and is awaiting extradition to Orange County to face charges of one count of felony child abduction and two misdemeanor charges of assault and battery, according to Deputy District Attorney Ted Burnett.
On March 26, the defendant and her spouse argued in court filings about their son’s health and diet. She is representing herself in the legal dispute with Michael Myaskovsky.
“The fact that he downplays the health, safety and nutrition of this child is of concern,” Alemansour wrote. “This child wants to come home. This man accepts no responsibility for what goes wrong, but he takes all the credit. (The boy’s) safety, health, nutrition is neglected. Send him home please before harm to him is permanent.”
In another court filing seeking custody, she wrote that her son is a “very stressed” boy “who needs his mother to take care of his illness, cough, nutrition, and to provide him with a home where he is not an instrument of respondent’s power play. Take this child out of the suitcase and let him rest in his home with his mother and his dog.”
Alemansour was reacting to Myaskovsky’s attempt to block her attempt to change visitation and custody terms.
The boy’s father — who said he was a stay-at-home dad until his son was 8 — claimed Alemansour had taken “situations out of context and blown them out of proportion,” including headaches that he said the boy was having due to caffeine withdrawal. He blamed Alemansour for starting “the trend of giving (the boy) coffee.”
Alemansour countered that it was the boy’s father who “purposefully pumps this child up with sugar and caffeine … timing it as such so that by the time the child arrives at his mother’s house, he is crashing, is without an appetite, is irritable, is moody and is on the verge of tears.”
“Then, when (the father) receives the child back at 7, he takes the child out to eat … and he becomes the savior of this child,” she alleged. “The is the exact systematic manipulative harmful behavior he engaged in — to the detriment and sabotage of the minor child — when respondent lived in the house.”
Alemansour alleged that Myaskovsky was “following” her with their son so she would run afoul of a court order, but Myaskovsky said the opposite was true and that he has “had to change the exchange location five times because petitioner has not complied with the rules.”
Myaskovsky also accused Alemansour of repeatedly violating a restraining order issued Jan. 16, and claimed she “has sent me 56 emails and has sent (her son) 22 emails.”
Myaskovsky won custody of the child last November, with Alemansour granted visitation rights.
Alemansour got into a physical struggle with a court-ordered monitor as her son was being dropped off for visitation in Anaheim about 4:15 p.m. Monday in the 6100 block of East Palo Alto Drive, according to Anaheim police Lt. Eric Trapp.
Police missed the two at Los Angeles International Airport by about 20 minutes and determined she was on a flight to Chicago, where she was arrested as she and her son got off the plane.
— City News Service
>> Want to read more stories like this? Get our Free Daily Newsletters Here!Follow us: