defaultuser wrote:I'm in a somewhat similar situation, except it appears your court moves much faster than mine.
The only thing I can offer is that you present evidence. I would not go into any problem your kid has, nor any problem the mother has, just present the facts with the goal that the judge would have a couple finding of facts:
1. Your kid is successful in your care.
2. Your kid is unsuccessful in your former wife's care.
Beyond that, I would do everything in my power to avoid labels. Mentally ill this, or ADD that will only complicate the issue. Just stick to the facts, present the facts, and ask the judge to put your kid in a situation where he thrives.
Problem is NJ will be putting all sorts of labels on S8. Yeah, he may need help (as the last counselor has said) but in my unprofessional opinion I think alot of it is because NJ is being a NJ and NJ won't work together with me for the betterment of our son. Although I did get another break in the case recently. The Crisis Center is willing to initially provide a statement of what was witnessed at NJ's house and if necessary (at least what I'm reading from my attorney) is testify if necessary.
So after talking with my parents, we decided to put my attorney on the spot. I think the most important question is what is my attorney's game plan if S8 passes this grade (or the flip side if he fails for insert whatever reason). The more I'm reading in research, even if NJ is having problems getting S8 to school, if he passes it seems my case is substantially weaker however if he fails my case appears stronger. Has anybody had experience with this and can confirm if my research is correct?