Family Court Smack Down
This is a rather personal post from the coach. I am not really able to go into a great deal of detail at this time, but I have been going through my own little return to the family court. As a matter of fact, I had a court hearing yesterday. It didn’t go well. That is really all I am going to say right now, but very shortly I will reveal the ordeal in its entirety. If you have read this blog, or my old blog from a different web host, you know that I have an almost 21 year old son and also a 17 year old son. You would also know that in 2006, I went through a lengthy and expensive Family court battle and won sole legal and sole physical custody. So you may wonder why I would have any reason to go to family court. Ever. Like, AREN’T YOU DONE YET?? One would think I should be, right? Well, I thought I was and then some really wacky things happened and very suddenly, there I was, right back there in that bog of eternal stench.
I am a big believer in God. If you are not, that is fine. Just know that I am. When I have done what I feel God wants me to do, life is wonderful and when I don’t, things go way off the path. When I have followed him and fought the tough fight, I have prevailed and the blessings in my life have been numerous. So the events of the past 2 months for me have been unsettling to say the least. I have had to question if I am doing the right thing and yesterday, I started to wonder if I should fold up shop. Just quit. Give up. The problem is that I am not a quitter. I just sometimes take a long time wrestling with a problem before I am able to conquer it. I have conquered bits and pieces of the family court nightmare, but not been able to conquer the whole thing. I was able to be free of it for 6 years, after the 8 year battle that was in my way.
I wrote in a recent post that I believed this was happening to me because I needed to be reminded of what it felt like to walk in your shoes. Well, it worked. I can assure you that I will never forget what it feels like to walk in your shoes.
After a rather rough day and night though, I realized that I must continue on and I must struggle to find the way out for all of us. This ridiculous nonsense needs to stop ASAP.
I have not completed posting all of my old blog posts. I was starting to get them all sorted out and posted and then this bump in the road hit me. Now, after what was said yesterday, I wonder if I have to change some of them. I may. Time will tell. If I do repost them and i realize that what I am telling you is not current, I will correct these and still repost them, but write “updated” so you know it is current.
If you have an old blog post I did that you cannot find here, and you want to know if I can repost it, please let me know and I will get it up as soon a possible.
Just know that there is more to come. The coparentcoach is not going to stop telling you the cold, hard facts of the Family Court System. I may need to start going in a little bit different path, but it will all be good. Hopefully, you will find the help you need and maybe, just maybe, we can work together to fight this system.
Stay tuned, there will be much more to come!
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