sue d. wrote:That would be a long, hard battle.
And expensive to boot. To even get anything started, most lawyers will ask for no less than $1000.00 as a retainer. To me, that'a a huge amount of money...of which I am in very short supply.
sue d. wrote:You must prove that the one parent is unfit and being with that person is detrimental to the child.
Sometimes even that isn't enough. And with the cutbacks that Gov. Culver has requested to balance the state budget, things are going to get worse. DHS/Child Protective Services employees are spread too thin as it is.
sue d. wrote:Like Shell said - be careful when it comes to confrontations. If you make any type of physical contact, even if the other person well deserves it - the cops can give YOU a fine, not to mention a trip downtown to cool off in a nice, quiet room with a little bitty window.
Oh, believe me...I'm quite careful about that. I would never do anything to break the law. In fact, when I went over to talk to him, I brought along a friend as a witness, so that my ex and her boyfriend couldn't fake a story to the police.
THOMAS R. LEHMER 6/7/44-2/11/05.
"This journey seems so long, as I await the dawn...all alone and so weary" - Petra's "Over The Horizon"