my sons father has brought me to court 10 time trying to obtain custody and has lost every single time, he seems to be filing for court every six months which is very excessive and out of control, how can the courts allow this?
If you believe and can prove that the lawsuits are without merit, you can ask the court for sanctions against the person bringing the lawsuits. If the court agrees that the lawsuits are without merits, the court has the power, especially in family law proceedings, to impose sanctions. Sanctions may include ordering the losing party to pay reasonable attorney's fees for the winning party.
That he "has lost every single time" may or may not mean his motions or petitions were without merits.
If you have not been asking the court to impose sanctions, you need to start asking. While the courts do have the authority to impose sanctions on the courts' own initiative in some circumstances, the courts may not be active in imposing sanctions if no one asks for them.
You should review your specific facts with your attorney to find out your legal options.
I've seen a court handle situations like this by creating hurdles that must be accomplished before the next lawsuit is filed. Inform the court of the history. As mentioned by the previous attorney, the limited merit of the most recent and previous claims, and then ask that the Father have to do X,Y.Z before filing again, such as taking a parenting class, going to AA (if that's an issue), etc., etc. Think of something that would benefit your children if the Father did it and ask the court to make that a condition that must be satisifed before the next peitition will be allowed.
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