So, here I am, awake at 4am, stressed because I am going to be hauled to family court, again. My twins are only 2yrs old, and this will be the fourth time I am being sued.
My twins father sued me for paternity and custody shortly after they were born. In the middle of that, he decided that we should go into mediation to determine a parenting plan and child support. He had his lawyer there with him, I did not.
He agreed to everyother weekend, and one week day, plus any other additional parenting time that we agreed on. He did not get 50/50, but he signed off on this agreement. Both of our lawyers had 20 days to make changes, he and I had 20 days to change our minds. He waited until the final court papers were signed to actually look at what he agreed to and hit the roof.
He has been getting a lot of extra parenting time, and that is what has gotten me in trouble. We kept things very loose, did not stick to the letter of the parenting plan, so now, every time he does not get what he wants, he hauls me to court. His petition to modify was dismissed outright, so now, he files motion after motion for contempt. I have not been found in contempt, although, he won the right to take my 2yr olds out of the country for vacation for over a week, the last time. Now, he thinks he can use the courts to harass me and beat me into submission when I disagree with anything he wants.
This is expensive and emotionally draining, constantly waiting for the next motion or petition. I don't make a lot of money, but I am comfortable caring for my sons, if he would stop making me spend all my money on lawyers. I think he is trying to run me aground financially, so all he has to do is threaten me with a lawsuit to get what he wants.
Anyone else out there dealing with an unreasonable ex and constant court battles?