ThIs is only until the 26th because the TRO is still in effect until the final hearing. I'm just happy I get to see my son, but the bonus was that she is vacating the condo on the 15th because she "fears for her life". Maybe she does, but that's her NJ irrational mind working.
The afternoon started out bad......my junior attorneys think today is just to set a future hearing date. They get a big surprise when the court clerk starts talking saying this is a 15 minute hearing to hear as much as possible due to the tight schedule. I share my journal to help them cram. So I walk into the courtroom with the judge sitting there on his bench. My attorney asks for a continuance because I just switched attorneys, the head attorney had a pre-planned vacation, and we needed time for discovery. But we would at least like time sharing to see my son. My NJ's attorney says the status quo should continue if we want a continuance, but the judge denies saying the S10m should see his father, but that we needed to work it out. I didn't get to say anything. I left the courtroom in limbo. My attorneys walk back inside to start negotiation, and come back out with my wife stubbornly saying no overnights and only every other Friday and every other weekend until the final hearing. I say no. The back and forth continues....we end up with Wednesday's and Friday's starting tomorrow, and every other weekend. I'm displaced and not in my own home so I dont mind no overnights just yet. His crib and clothes are all at my condo, which I can't go back to until the 16th.
Another surprise was that her attorney said I violated the TRO. I texted her cousin Victor because he is my friend too. But I didn't ask anything about her....just explained the whole situation. I also entered through the main security gate in my complex one night to deliver my truck which i just sold, and it is parked near the marina all the way on the other side of the complex/golf course about 1/4 mile away, and I suspect her attorney got a log of my entry. But I went to the marina and not anywhere near the condo building. Ether way it isn't a violation of the TRO and the judge didn't want to hear anything about it until the final hearing. He reminded the courtroom that violation is subject to arrest, but implied that unless I showed up at the front door, he wasn't going to consider it a violation.
My attorney said her story had so many inconsistencies that the audio isn't necessary, and will just paint me in a bad light to the judge. I tend to agree......the judge just wants to move on with his schedule with as little drama as possible. The NJ was melting down during the time sharing negotiation.
I think less is more. I'm happy with what it looks like will happen and am more comfortable knowing how this process works. She has no evidence to present to the judge, her mom left to Tampa so there is no witness even though she can't say any domestic violence occurred, and she only had her cousin Victor there to testify I texted him?!? The journal is invaluable because every detail of the day is there to refer back to. Plus I can always listen to the audio whenever I want to remember things. My story is consistent and will stay that way.
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on Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:59 pm, edited 1 time in total.