'Teen Mom' Star Amber Portwood Hopes To Be Reunited With Daughter

Portwood's lawyer says she and ex-fiancé are on 'good terms' despite domestic battery charges.

After "Teen Mom" star Amber Portwood pleaded not guilty and was released on bail on Tuesday after being charged with felony domestic battery and child neglect for fighting with her ex-fiancé Gary Shirley, she should be reunited with her daughter soon, her lawyer said.

Attorney Robert Schembs spoke to People.com about the incident and said that Portwood will soon regain custody of her 2-year-old daughter, Leah.

"It's my understanding that Leah will be placed back with her," he told the website. As for her relationship with Shirley, she is not to have any contact with him, but Schembs added, "To my knowledge, they're on good terms."

Portwood was arrested on Monday and held in jail for 24 hours in connection with incidents that were shown on "Teen Mom." She was charged with two felony counts of domestic battery, one felony count of neglect of a dependent and one misdemeanor count of domestic battery.

Schembs saw his client on Monday night and said that he's "really proud of her." He continued, "She was staying strong. Her outlook was positive. She had shock, of course, but having said that, she was in good spirits. She's really trying."

As for the protective order banning Portwood from seeing Shirley and their daughter, E! News reports that Shirley wants to work to get it lifted so that Portwood can see Leah.

"The lady from [Child Protective Services] is going to go there and testify on Amber's behalf," Portwood's brother told the website. "Gary is really upset. He wants to testify on Amber's behalf, too. He doesn't want the no-contact rule at all. He was trying to get a lawyer to fight it because the state of Indiana is trying to make Gary testify on their behalf."



During the reunion episode after season two of "Teen Mom," the 20-year-old mother opened up about her behavior on the series, saying, "I have no clue why I hurt Gary. I sort of do, but it's kind of beyond myself. I can't help myself. I have to get help and then help myself. I never notice how bad I am until I see it. And I feel so terrible. And it's like, did I really do that? The people who are around me, how do they feel? I don't remember it being that bad at the time. How did Gary feel? What the hell was I doing?"