Apparently, my dad lied and is taking my mom to court. Not only that, but he has hired the best divorce lawyer in town. My mom's lawyer wouldn't give her her money back, and she had to pay the other half that my dad was going to pay for him to represent her.
My dad fought tooth and nail for 50-percent custody. He had the best lawyer in town. My mom's lawyer that my dad suggested didn't show up to court because he was in jail, so my mom was representing herself. I never saw the inside of the courtroom. I wasn't allowed to beg the judge not to give my dad custody. He is an addict and irresponsible.
My dad won custody. My mom defeated, asked my dad how they wanted to split the week, and my dad gave her a confused look. He then told her he didn't want us all week, she could keep us most of the time. He just wanted to make sure he wouldn't pay child support. My mom had agreed to sign off child support at the beginning, she didn't want his money. My dad didn't believe her, so he made our lives complete torture.
My mom tried making my sister and me visit our dad, more for our sake than his. She wanted to make sure we had a relationship with him, but also to make sure we were safe. My dad eventually lost his share of the custody because one of the stipulations was he couldn't drink during his time with us. He didn't make it half a week before getting wasted. That resulted in us getting taken away from him. All of that for nothing."
"My dad's co-worker was going through a divorce. He was a cop, so he made decent money. Before they got married, his wife was a regional manager for a large chain and made substantially more. Fast forward. They get married, she gets knocked up and quits her job. She was already crazy, but the baby made her worse. She filed for divorce. He had no idea till they serve him divorce papers at work along with a restraining order. Well, because of this restraining order, they take his weapon. 'Pending investigation,' he MAY get it back.
They go through this terrible divorce. She ends up going back to work and has the money to bleed him dry. She took the offspring, the house, and tried to take his dogs. He fought but she wouldn't give up. Finally, she gets granted custody (ownership?) of the dogs.
AND. PUTS. THE. DOGS. DOWN!!!!!!
I was honestly afraid for his (and her) safety for a while."
"My mom was a real piece of work in this department. She was mentally unstable and was abusive to me as a child.
When my father moved out and asked for a divorce, I was, luckily, old enough (13 years old) to legally decide who I wanted to live with. I, of course, chose my dad and that enraged my mother. By court order, she was allowed to live in our four-bedroom house while my dad and I had to move in with my aunt into a two-bedroom house. We lived there for four years while my mom did everything she could to slow down the divorce proceedings. During this period, my father was court ordered to pay the mortgage and utilities on the house my mother was living in. She would leave all the lights on and crank the heat with the windows open just to drive up the utility bills. She once left the garden hose on for a week into a drain to even make the water bill outrageous.
When it was over and she had taken my dad for as much as she could, she decided to sue him for my college fund. I called her and told her if she went through with it, I would never speak to her again. Her response? She told me if I wanted it I needed to move in with her before I turned 18 so she could get child support from my dad. I refused, she won the case for the money and my dad had to use most of what was left of the fund to pay for her lawyer's costs."
"Lawyer here. I try to stay as far away from family-law as possible. This story is from about ten years ago when I was working for the prosecutor's office. The prosecutor is enabled by federal law to enforce child support orders.
One day I got a call from an irate guy who said he received a letter from the IRS stating that we intercepted his tax return. It was common, so I told him I'd look into it. He went on about how he wasn't a deadbeat dad and how he took care of his kids and all. I told him I'd look into it and took his information down.
About 20 minutes later, I got a call from the ex-wife saying he wasn't a deadbeat. I asked if he called her and she said he did. I pulled his file and couldn't believe what I was reading!
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