Custody case. I am residential parent. Ex continues to take me back to court in attempt to goin custody and has slowly gained visitation. Before one court case is even over ex is threatening to take me back to court again, and does simply because they continually dont like the courts decision to grant me residential parent every single time. I've dealt with false allegations, constant harassment, ex stalking me and my new family, ex tries to turn our kids against me etc. And just continues to take me back to court over and over and I'm sick of it. Is there a limit to how many times one can take the other parent to court? It takes so much time and money and really wears on you. Can I sue for all the time, stress and lawyer/court fees for year after year of going back to court? We're going on year 4. It's been explained to me that the court throws the ex a few extra hours of visitation in hopes to please them but it simply seems to reward them for awful behavior and encourages them to continue to take me back to court. Ex has stated they will not stop until they have full custody and I have non which I do not believe will ever happen so will this just go on until the kids are 18?
Unfortunately, in this situation you can't sue your ex for continually filing custody documents. However, the harassing behavior is what concerns me. If the stalking/harassing behavior continues and arises to the point where you are concerned for your, or your family's safety, then you can always file a CPO.
Your ex obviously is having a hard time understanding the terminology "in the best interests of the children". To your benefit is the fact that his filings appear to be falling on deaf ears and the Court sees what he is doing. I know you're in a tough spot, but I would advise you to document EVERYTHING and be the best parent to your children that you can possibly be. And keep in contact--even for a minimal fee--with your Attorney. Good luck.
You are helpless in filing more actions. I would, since you are in my favorite city, I would get a CSPO....a civil stalking protection order...go to the Ohio Supreme Court Website for forms. How is this for service? https://www.supremecourt.ohio.gov/JCS/domesticViolence/protection_forms/10A.pdf ..... Stay safe.
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I agree with what the above said but you can attempt to get attorney fees under Ohio statutory law in post decree motions - especially if the case is frivolous. Of course, that does not mean the Court will grant them but speak to an attorney here in NE Ohio.
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