Parentage/custody case. Ex has been using every unethical tactic imaginable. He served me with papers knowing I was going out of town, then helped me leave by packing car and giving gas money, only to use the next few days to move my stuff into storage and give away all my furniture for free on Craigslist, then file for emergency custody claiming I fled the state with the kids. Granted sole custody with no visitation to me. I didn't see my 1 and 2 year old for 12 days. Then on the day of our mediation, he was a no show because he was filing for a bulls#*t restraining order. The judge denied it and rescheduled our mediation. Then at the next hearing we see a different judge, who was apparently on vacation while the other judge filled in. This judge knew nothing about our case and continued it for one month, but went ahead and granted him the temporary restraining order against me. It protects my ex and his mother who is the daycare provider for both kids during my ex's parenting time. The worst part is that my 2 year old is not my ex's biological son. My ex did a DNA test when son was 2 weeks old and quickly rescinded the declaration of paternity he signed. Yet he still has custody
Crest a transcript of the recording detailing what everyone says and the minute and second they say it. Serve the transcript and the recording on the other lawyer well in advance of the hearing. Bring a way to the recording to court, ie laptop or iPad, CD, thumb drive, etc. you should consider hiring a private attorney. Best of luck to you.
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This is too difficult for you to handle by yourself. You need an attorney. Evidence is difficult even for most attorneys. You won't know how to get evidence in during trial. It happens quickly and the Court can only take in so much information so you need to know what is important and what can get you in trouble. My guess is the other side has you on the defense and that is into a good place to be.
Get an attorney. Once it is done, it sets the stage for all future hearings. Notes by the Judicial officer will be in the file and you won't know what they are. This is too important not to have an attorney.
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