Can a person sue a county for a judge's wrongful decision in a custody case?
In short, 5 years ago I lost a custody case to my ex-wife of our 2 children. During the case I pleaded with the judge not to give custody to her because I knew what the outcome would be. I forewarned the judge that these things would happen and the mother was clearly not able to have custody . Now, 5 years later, my worst nightmare has come true; my 17 year-old son openly admits that he uses heavy drugs and doesn’t plan to stop anytime soon and his brother has used marijuana while in his mother's care. I would like restitution for a wrongful judgment. I want to know who is held accountable for this wrongful decision?
Generally, Judges are protected by immunity from facing legal action for their courtroom acts. So good acts, bad actions, good decisions and bad decisions are all protected.
Here is what you need to do: petition the court for a modification of the custody of your kids NOW while you still have some legal control over the 17 year old. Once you have custody get him in to a drug rehabilitation program. And get your younger son in one too. His needs to be less severe from the details you have given. Good luck.