Aries13 wrote:WOW! I can't tell you guys how much I appreciate this site! Little back history, 2 kids S9 and D6, divorced going on 2 years now. I was living hour and fifteen away (my home town) but have now changed jobs and moved back within 10 minutes of my kids. Currently my < parenting time > is; I teach so I have the summers off and tried to get the full summers with the kids, but settled for every other week during the summer. I have every other weekend and alternating holidays also. Now that I have moved back into the area I am seeking 50/50, I have mediation orientation actually today. My ex is not a civil person (shortening the story) and she has used the kids to punish me for "not being a good husband". SO it has been very difficult and my thanks goes out to this site and many of you as reading the post has made me realize that what I am dealing with is very typical (when dealing with a vindictive ex). I get tired of leaning on friends and family as I am sure they get sick of hearing the constant steam of nightmare stories. I will continue to post and read
You mustn't waltz into court willie-nillie, Bro. Have you got a game plan??
The time has come to dig out your decree and study it thoroughly.
Q's: Is your ex gainfully employed?? Do you have ROFR?? Do you have anything in the way of geographic restriction??
Have you been keeping a well-written journal and parenting time tracker?? Is your digital recorder up and running any time you're around her?? It'll be your only defense against phony DV charges - because if she's vindictive like you say, that's exactly what'll happen. And if you're a teacher, that's the last thing you need.
Everyone is entitled to my opinion. - Maxine™