I am starting to feel a little doomed. We have a GAL hearing later this month. When I met with the GAL before X-mas, she had me sign some release forms. I followed up with the school, counselor, etc. to see if they had been contacted yet. None of them have been contacted to date. We have also not had our in house visit yet nor has it been scheduled.
I have a friend who is a Family Counselor who asked me how things are going. I filled him in and he asked who the GAL was. I told him. He said she is known to not like men. I had a gut feeling the few times I spoke with the GAL that was very similar.
Matter of fact, last time we spoke she told me thanks for reminding her our court date is later this month.
I called my attorney a few weeks past and let him know I have a concern. He says to just wait. Give her time to do her job. I gave the GAL 40 plus pages of documented events that are the foundation of my case concerning the children. She comes across as she doesn’t really care. In addition to my journal which is in chronological order by date and neatly typed and spell checked, the people I included to be contacted are school administrators, school teachers, counselors, Sunday school teachers, Doctors, and even another attorney.
I am getting a strong sense of gender bias, or even male hatred by someone who is supposed to be neutral and look out for the interest of the children. I told my attorney that I don’t just want to be walked through this legal process hand in hand to get screwed. I can walk by myself just as easy.
Just going through a tough day with the realization that it may not matter how much time, money, and effort I have spent trying to make my case. I realize there are ups and downs and many more to come. I am just getting a bad feeling. You know, the kind where you can’t sleep, where you realize anything you say or do doesn’t matter to anyone who has the authority to make a recommendation. I guess I am feeling kind of hopeless today.