I just received a phone call from one of my son's friend's mother. She told me that she just got her son back for the night(he goes to his dad's every other weekend) and that the notebook the lawyers have them keep now has my name listed in it. Apparently this kid's step mother(technically she has no legal rights to him, but I don't know what else to call her) stated that I was talking about this kid's mother to her and the father, saying things about her behind her back. And they claimed they were taking their son out of his baseball game early to attend my son's birthday party. First off, NO ONE from my son's class showed at his party. Only family came. Secondly, I have NEVER even spoken to this stepmother except for a hello, nice to meet you, at one of the baseball games my son and their son were attending. Now this kid's mother is flipping out on me, wanting to know what's being said and that she won't have her name slandered around town. And that I shouldn't be surprised if I get summoned into court. She claims her son tells her everything and wouldn't lie to her about any of this. But it's clear from his father and stepmother that they're perfectly capable of lying and bringing some random person they met once into this legal battle.
I am seriously so upset right now. I am in tears. I tried to explain to this kid's mother that I had never spoken to her ex-husband and his new lady friend, nor did I ever say anything about her to them. And I told her I had people who could vouch that her son did NOT show at my son's birthday party. I don't even know what to do. I'm so scared; I honestly don't want to be pulled into someone else's legal issues. Is there anything I can do?
EDIT: I know nothing about who her lawyer is or who her ex-husband has as a lawyer. Can I still file for a cease and desist?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 10:59 PM on Jun. 10, 2012 in Parenting Debate
Answer by FreeForAll at 11:01 PM on Jun. 10, 2012
Answer by Crafty26 at 11:06 PM on Jun. 10, 2012
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Answer by riotgrrl at 10:38 AM on Jun. 11, 2012
Answer by booklover545 at 10:09 PM on Jun. 14, 2012
I think it is smoke and mirrors. And even if you are subpoenaed, which you haven't yet been, then you just go in front of the judge and say what you know. Tell the truth and don't be afraid. It sounds like this is one hell of a custody thing going on and they are reaching for anything they can. You can't ask them to cease and desist because they haven't done anything to you except put your name in book. So what? That is nothing. Also, it could be the mother that is lying, not the stepmother or the father. So be very careful not to take sides or to assume anything. Just tell the truth and stay out of the drama as much as you can.
Answer by lilangilyn at 5:08 PM on Jun. 16, 2012
Answer by GlitteribonMom at 9:02 PM on Jul. 20, 2012