UpdatePosted: April 4, 2014
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.