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labrax
I've been surprised by my Ex (UPDATE)
by labrax
February 22, 2013 at 4:08 PM

I finally filed for divorce after 3 years of separation. The background story is that my ex had a woman with 3 kids who posed as his sister while we were dating. We got married and I didn't know he had a family all that time and that I was just a moneybag to him, he was stealing from me to build his real family. He lied about his job (had no job but said he was an intelligence officer),everything and he never contributed financially while we were married till I got broke and was heavily in debt with 3 kids. We were married for 4 years.

After our separation of course he never contributed or asked after our kids. So, I filed for divorce thinking he won't show up in court, but guess what?! My lawyer tells me, he received a letter from his lawyer asking the court relief to file his defence yet they didn't attach their own response.

I wonder what he's playing at cos he doesn't care about my kids, hasn't seen them in 3 years, my last baby doesn't know him and my second can't remember him. I'm wondering if he wants to fight for the custody of kids he doesn't want or if he thinks he can get money from me or frustrate me. I don't know, just wondering.

My case comes up for mention at the courts on monday. I'm eating myself up with worry cos I figured it would be a simple case without any kind of contest. 

I keep wondering and worrying....



Update:

The judge couldn't seat due to other matters so the hearing has been postponed till March 11, but my Lawyer said his colleagues spied on my Ex's lawyers brief and found that my Ex is alleging that I committed adultery!

I am shocked that he would come up with that! This is someone who doesn't support his kids, never supported whilst we were married but he is ready to pay Lawyers to smear my name in court!


I am not surprised he would stoop this low though.  He wants to play dirty but I have a surprise for him as well. I never looked at another man while we were married but then what do I expect from a cheat and a liar.

I'm getting set for a pre-trial next week, I'll keep you guys posted on events. Thank you for your support, prayers and encouragement. I need all the positive energy.

Thank you all!.



Update: 

The hearing is for the 10th of April. He got a young female lawyer to represent him and only filed his response this past Wednesday. I was travelling out to Europe at the time so I haven't read it but my lawyer said he alleged I was cheating on him ( can you beat that?)! I was faithful to the bastard and he knew so and even rubbed it in my face at one time!

Well, he also said he has been responsible for taking care of my kids and that he has twins from another woman. He did not state whether he was married to her or not. However, I can't wait to return home to read his submission myself and to have a talk with my lawyer. I want an annulment and I am getting it. He's just being plain stupid like he always is.

I have stopped wondering about what he is up to, he can allege all he wants, i just can't wait to get his sorry ass out of my life for good.

Thank you all for your comments and support. It has been helpful.

Replies

  • newmom121812
    March 31, 2013 at 6:39 AM
    Uh if he say you cheated on him and that's what broke up your marriage and the courts accept it then they can order you to pay alamoni.... That's why he's doing it to get more money out of you.
    And make sure your lawyer knows he hasn't seen his kids in three years because in my state if they go 18 months without paying anything or trying to set up a visit he can get his rights taken away automatically.
  • labrax
    by labrax
    March 31, 2013 at 6:45 AM



    Quoting newmom121812:

    Uh if he say you cheated on him and that's what broke up your marriage and the courts accept it then they can order you to pay alamoni.... That's why he's doing it to get more money out of you.
    And make sure your lawyer knows he hasn't seen his kids in three years because in my state if they go 18 months without paying anything or trying to set up a visit he can get his rights taken away automatically.

    If he says so, he will have to prove it, right? Anyway, thanks for the info. I'll work on it.


  • newmom121812
    March 31, 2013 at 7:03 AM
    Your welcome I would defintly work on proving he had another family

    Quoting labrax:




    Quoting newmom121812:

    Uh if he say you cheated on him and that's what broke up your marriage and the courts accept it then they can order you to pay alamoni.... That's why he's doing it to get more money out of you.

    And make sure your lawyer knows he hasn't seen his kids in three years because in my state if they go 18 months without paying anything or trying to set up a visit he can get his rights taken away automatically.

    If he says so, he will have to prove it, right? Anyway, thanks for the info. I'll work on it.



  • leximann
    April 19, 2013 at 5:04 PM
    How did your court date go?
  • labrax
    by labrax
    May 4, 2013 at 4:49 AM



    Quoting leximann:

    How did your court date go?


    Hi. Sorry that I'm replying late, had Internet issues. Court went well. My ex didn't show up but his lawyers did. I and my witnesses were examined and cross examined. Court adjourned for 29th April for his examination and cross examination. He didn't show up too. So we took 4 weeks to give him ample time to show up.

    I hope I get my annulment though. I'm optimistic. Thanks for enquiring. I appreciate.

  • leximann
    May 4, 2013 at 11:15 AM
    Thanks for getting back i was hoping for a good ending. Hope you get the annulment.


    Quoting labrax:




    Quoting leximann:

    How did your court date go?



    Hi. Sorry that I'm replying late, had Internet issues. Court went well. My ex didn't show up but his lawyers did. I and my witnesses were examined and cross examined. Court adjourned for 29th April for his examination and cross examination. He didn't show up too. So we took 4 weeks to give him ample time to show up.

    I hope I get my annulment though. I'm optimistic. Thanks for enquiring. I appreciate.


  • labrax
    by labrax
    May 5, 2013 at 4:52 AM



    Quoting leximann:

    Thanks for getting back i was hoping for a good ending. Hope you get the annulment.


    Quoting labrax:




    Quoting leximann:

    How did your court date go?



    Hi. Sorry that I'm replying late, had Internet issues. Court went well. My ex didn't show up but his lawyers did. I and my witnesses were examined and cross examined. Court adjourned for 29th April for his examination and cross examination. He didn't show up too. So we took 4 weeks to give him ample time to show up.

    I hope I get my annulment though. I'm optimistic. Thanks for enquiring. I appreciate.


    I'm positive that I will get it. I should get judgement by the end of next month, all things being equal.

    I appreciate your goodwill.


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