My ex was given 50% physical and legal custody vs prior my having primary, plus tie breaker for legal despite judge acknowledging serious alcohol and potential illicit drug issue via ordering him to undergo substance abuse evaluation and quarterly reporting to me (which my ex is refusing to do, because he's using drugs). Additionally, there was an open child abuse case against my ex via CPS during court proceedings (now another one), though I was blamed by BIA and my ex's attorney for contriving it all (same child and I both now have 9 month final protective order against ex, wasn't "making up abuse allegations"). Even so, I was told the only part of the judge's egregious decisions worth pursuing change for was the financial as I was imputed income, told to "get a job" by judge (discrimination) while also being told I should continue to homeschool, finish my college degree (FT student), and run the farm while somehow paying for childcare for our 4 y/o and running our 3 other kids to activities. Plus paying ex's high mortgage for U&P of marital property using all "alimony" judge awarded that goes away if I stop paying/move. Really still not worth addressing custody aspect or..?
You have a right to file an appeal an or In Banc Review. However, you are are correct, that it is difficult to have said decision over turned as the judge has high discretion on what to order and if there was a BIA involved that addressed your concerns but still suggested to the court to order what the court did, your ability to be successful is even more difficult.
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