Update

Finally, one other lawyer agreed to a consultation and will accept our case, pending payment.

The good news: $4000, plus any unexpected court/filing costs. This is much more doable. Ian has updated the fundraiser to reflect our new goal.

Even more encouraging was his team’s attitude about the case. We had no idea that so many aspects of our current consent judgement were handled incorrectly. The important thing at the time was that we got to see Abby again. Not one of the lawyers Ian spoke to this week had heard of our previous lawyer, at least, none that didn’t decline right away at the word ‘relocation.’

This time around, we want something final, which the judge was not willing to grant before due to Abby’s age. Ideally, this would mean Abby being here Sunday night through Friday afternoon, in the best school district in the state. Well, ideally we’d at least live in the same parish, and communicate. But this is what we have, so this is what we’ll work with.

Mostly, please just cross your fingers that she doesn’t decide to try to keep Abby away again when she receives the objection letter.

Thank you, everyone, for the support you’ve given so far. So much.

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3 Comments on “Update”

  1. Rory says:

    Wow, this is a lot. I’ve been ruminating since reading your first posts about this custody issue a few days ago, and reading backwards to get what understanding I can.

    Obviously you’re all 1000x more experience than me with this. Are father’s rights advocacy groups any help at all?

    You’re probably tired of hearing this, but I just have to say it: you’re amazing. You clearly have a boundless capacity for love and a really admirable ability to forgive. I am in awe.

  2. tigger62077 says:

    She can try. Remember this: The more wrong crap she does right about now, the better it is for you in court. Theoretically. Doesn’t make it any easier but…maybe in the long run it will be a good thing. My fingers are crossed for you that this new team works out for you and can get things settled with finality.

  3. marwil says:

    Just catching up and wow, what a trying time for all of you. I wish you all the best in this battle and that it will be solved in a calm and quick way (as quick as it can be that is).


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