Leah Messer Wins Back Custody of Her Twins

Nothing is more heartbreaking for a parent than being separated from his or her children. After a long and arduous court battle, Teen Mom 2's Leah Messer won back custody of her twin girls, and she couldn't be happier.


Back in October, Leah, 23, was accused of not taking her 6-year-old daughters Aliannah and Aleeah to school, or of taking them in late most days. As a result, a West Virginia judge granted primary custody to their dad, Leah's ex Corey Simms, who recently welcomed a baby girl named Remi with wife Miranda. Leah didn't sit back and accept the ruling. She worked her tail off speaking to the superintendent, obtaining time-stamped pictures to prove her girls were not tardy, and ultimately proving in court that she was a responsible mom where her children's schooling was concerned.

Leah, who completed a 30-day stay in a treatment center to get help for anxiety and depression, regained her custody rights and will have her girls on Thursdays though Sundays, while Corey will take them for the remainder of the week, as well as one weekend each month. The former couple will split their bills 50/50, and by all measures, it sounds like Leah and Corey are maturing and coming to a practical understanding about what it takes to successfully co-parent.

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The last few years haven't been easy for Leah, but in her defense, she is working at becoming a healthier person and more stable mom -- and regaining custody of her daughters will increase her confidence and contribute to her and her family's happiness. Let's hope more positive things are in store for her.


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