Divorced, I had primary custody at first. At 8 years old, our daughter approached me with asking for more time with her dad. I appeased her to think I was doing what was in her best interests, to know and love her own father. She stayed with him for two years, which was our contract to each other. In 2014 instead of sending her home, he bought her with puppies, and annual six flags tickets, thus changing her mind and wanting to stay. Court upheld her decision, I enforced it and we went back to court in December 2014. Again I was denied custody and awarded parenting time instead. THe grounds were to split the transportation cost 50/50. I paid for the entire airplane ticket, and he refused to let me see my child. He also refused her seeing her only living grandparents on the grounds that he didn't have the $25 airplane minor fee. But can afford six flags and puppies..? It is now 2017, I have yet to see my daughter and the communication has gotten worse. He refuses to obtain a phone for her, which is also in the order. I have sent a tablet, and I have gotten no phone call to st it up. I have been trying to reach her and getting nowhere. Why won't anyone help me?
You really need to have an in person consultation with an experienced matrimonial attorney to review all the documents and give you meaningful advice. Trying to represent yourself in any legal proceeding, especially a child custody matter is unwise, to put it charitably. You need an in person consultation with an experienced matrimonial attorney, who can review all previous legal proceedings and documents. Then the attorney will be able to advise you how to proceed. You need to ask yourself, can I afford not to have an attorney? Good luck.
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You do not say but imply that you live in another state. You can help yourself by hiring an NJ attorney if the child lives in this state.
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It sounds like you need to speak to an attorney to receive specific guidance about this case that is complicated and has taken much time and effort of yours.
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