I have been at this process for six months. My spouse is very aggressive at home, and has
mental health issues. I keep telling the "team" about my concerns, but its been six months and the social worker has yet to call my daughters therapist, who she has had for years.
Meanwhile, my husband is telling my kids that he has 50 % custody, which is not at all what I am thinking. I have been at home with the kids for 15 years and he is mostly at work. now all the sudden he isn't interested in being a husband but is using the kids, it feels, as bait.
. meanwhile the team has my husband out of the house without a parenting plan. what a nightmare. he kept the girls, didn't answer his phone, and had their phones run out of minutes and would hang up on me if I called.
Child Custody Lawyer
Bring your concerns to your attorney. That's why you are paying him/her. If the collaboration is not in your interest, then you and your attorney should think about another plan.
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Lawsuit / Dispute Attorney
You should direct your specific concerns to the attorney who you have hired. If the situation is not working, then there are steps that he or she may be able to take to modify the situation. If your husband is obligated to communicate with you and is refusing to do so, this fact may help you in determining parenting rights, as one of the factors that judges consider in determining custody is whether one side or the other fails to encourage communication or facilitate communication and a relationship with the children. Your attorney will only know if there are problems if you tell your attorney about them.
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Family Law Attorney
If you signed a participation agreement in collaborative divorce, the attorney you have now can't work with you if a divorce or other action is required in Court. Check your agreement to be sure but if the process isn't working for you, end it and go get a lawyer to file for divorce on your behalf.
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