Joined: 01 May 2009
State or Province: Oregon
|Posted: Fri May 01, 2009 11:10 am Post subject: Hello
|Hi I am new and thought that if I explained my situation to other moms someone might be able to help me.
I am a mom of two girls 10 and 12 years of age. They are wonderful but their dad (my ex-husband) is not. We have been very close since we divorced but now he has remarried as have I, and his new wife is should we say less than pleasant. We all (my new husband, my ex and his now new wife) used to get along really well and could communicate regarding the girls but for about the last 6 months to a year it has gotten ugly.
I recently had to put a stalking order against my ex to protect the girls from him because he has decided to hit them and if he gets mad at them when they are over at my house he calls and threatens them, causing great fear. The order is being dropped for "lack of physical evidence of UNWANTED contact." In my opinion it is rediculous.
Anyways my problem is my ex has hired this very aggressive attorney and since my ex does not pay the court ordered child support I do not have the money to defend myself and girls from him. My fear is now that the order is being dropped he will use that attorney to try to take custody. I am a very good mom, I have never been in trouble with the law, never used drugs, I work full time and provide for my girls the best I can. My new husband pays close to $21,000.00 in child support for his 3 children a year, so we are financially tapped out.
I would love to hear anyones suggestions.
a concerned Mommy