What is the name of your state? Tennessee
I have recently been to court two times with my ex-husband-to-be. I filed in March, and we didn't ever do a temp. parenting plan to handle this interim period. We just went to court, because I am trying to get the kids changed in schools to here where I live. While they are suppose to be with he and I equal time, they are in reality with me the vast majority of the time, because their Father travels. The kids are begging to come to school here. (Documented now with a counselor). I started them here in school this year, but their Father came back into town his two days out of every two weeks, and took them right back to the school where they have attended in years past. I went to court to get this officially changed, but the x-to-be lied numerous times (at least 20) about various things, obvious lies, and some not so obvious, but easily proven lies. He said moving them would be detrimental to their sense of stability, etc. He went on and on about how my son's (son-10yrs old, daughter- 7yrs. old) conduct was perfect, all the while I am waving a report card at my attorney, showing perfect grades, but an "N" in conduct. My attorney sat there shushing me, and the X-to-be just filled the court with lie after lie. The judge very obviously had a difficult time making the decision, then left them in their current school. So, here I am with the kids at least 7 out of every 10 school days, the husband out of town traveling, I am traveling 25 miles one way to get them to school, then me back home, then to pick them up, and get us all back home, then again if I do anything in their classrooms that day (I work 12 hour shifts leaving me with some weekdays off). It's killing me in gas, and the Father's not even here, and to beat all, the kids are begging to come to school here, and extremely disallusioned at their Father for what he is causing here.
Well, obviously I need a new attorney, but isn't there something I can do quickly to bring to light all these lies. The ones told in court, and the ones written in their answer to my motion? He has also violated the restraining order on the front of the divorce papers several times, and that hasn't been brought to light either.
X-to-be says the judge and my attorney both are obvious idiots, and he can say whatever he pleases. So far it's working for him.
What can I do? I'm so frustrated I could scream!