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Okay. Here's something I've kinda kept under my hat, just until I could get more info.
Monday, labor day, my ex ran away to West Virginia with my son. This was in direct violation of a court order stating that Trip Jr. must remain in DeSoto county schools (Mississippi) at least until the custody issues are resolved or until another order supersedes.
We (my lawyer and I) have been working on this issue since I found out.
A little background for those just tuning in... Short story, found out she'd been cheating with multiple men since we were dating, before we even got engaged. This continued throughout the marriage, seven and a half years. During that time, she had walked out on me on 2 separate occasions, taking my son with her and cutting off contact between him and I. Through no mistreatment on my part, but because of money trouble. The economy has hit me just as hard as it's hit everyone else, and I've had trouble keeping jobs, only having been fired from one, the car sales job, simply because I'm not a car salesman and am no good at it. The rest just dried up with lack of work. At one point I had been in a fist fight over who was going to sweep the floors and scrub the toilets in the steel mill I'd been working at, because there was no production to be done.
March 4 of this year is when I found or she'd been cheating. I left March 5, taking my son because I didn't want to lose him again. His mother and I arranged a parenting schedule, not legally binding, just to ensure that she was still able to maintain contact and be his mother, definitely not the same courtesy she ever afforded me.
At the very beginning of June, she refused to give him back after her weekend with him. I've been cut off except for a semi nightly phone call ever since. Haven't been able to see him, hold him, hug him, or spend any time at all with him. Most of the phone calls have been scripted, with his mom hanging up whenever he tells me something she doesn't want me to hear.
There are way many more details that come to bear in this story, such as drug use, homelessness, home made videos on the internet, my son being carted around over thousand mile trips for booty calls, and she's currently pregnant (not mine, thank God), but those could almost fill a book.
Culmination: all her shenanigans, and my playing by the rules and keeping my nose clean are paying off. The court just issued an order that I'm to get temporary custody immediately, enroll him in school, and his mother is to have no contact with him other than phone calls. She is not to pick him up at school (long commute for that anyway), she is not to come to my home, she is not to be near him in person, at all, period.
The court appointed guardian (lawyer for my son, who's job it is to try and determine what's best for him) will be recommending I get full legal and physical custody, and that his mother only have supervised visitation, in my home or other meeting place (I'll be damned if she ever sees the inside of my home), to be supervised by me personally, and a court approved person (my son's therapist does supervisions in these types of cases.)
Just read my siggy to see how I'm feeling right now. And yeah, I reckon both lines apply.
Last edited by trip286; 09-05-2012 at 05:14 PM.