My husband's ex took him to court for sole custody and child support. He agreed with no arguments, he's been faithfully paying child support before the court order. She supposedly represented herself in the sole custody case and child support case. Before court she was sending subpoenas to members of the military requesting confidential information about my husband, and constantly calling his job (a military base) trying to find his commanding officer. She was sending subpoenas to the wrong military members causing conflict for him. She also filed alot of paperwork herself and abused her privileges of working in a law firm (by getting the papers notarized). They were never married, and never lived together but in the papers it was under marriage dissolution act. My question is, how much of this is valid?
Is most of what she did wrong? And do we have a case against her?
The child support and custody proceedings incorporate the marriage act by statute, whether a divorce or paternity. As you indicate that he agreed to the custody and support in court, it would appear the case is over. The time to object to the conduct of opposing party is during the case. In most circumstances, once the case is concluded, the court loses authority to address the conduct during the case by the parties. If the military did not object or did not comply, then the issue would appear moot. Your husband should consult an attorney as to his concerns.
It is impossible to evaluate the case online in this forum. Your husband must take his entire file to a family law attorney to discuss these questions. As to your initial question posted yes a person certainly can represent themselves. Vas to confidential information that is difficult to answer because I have no idea what information you are referring to. Discovery is a part of all cases so yes she could ask for things like tax returns, paystubs, a filed out Disclosure statement.
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Do you have a case against her for what? Answer is, probably nothing. If your husband feels that she is harassing him, he could speak to an attorney or state's attorney about an order of protection. Doesn't sound like he would get one, but there may be more facts that would come out. As far as subpoenas go, hard to say if they should not have been issued without knowing more. Should take all documents ti an attorney to be reiewed.
I agree with the other answers. You do not say whether your husband had legal representation. Either way, this forum cannot give you the advice you seek. It is too complex even from your explanation when there are many important facts left out. Please have your husband bring all his documentation to an experienced family law attorney for real advice. Many offer free consultations.
she either did or did not represent herself. no supposedly about it.
if she subpoenaed confidential info, then the people who received the subpoenas should not have responded to them.
getting a co worker to notarize something is not an abuse of any privilege.
seems as if all of this is valid. no, it does not appear that she was wrong based on the little bit of info you posted.
you have no case against her for anything. period. neither does it appear that your husband does.
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