Hopefully, before your hearing, your ex will return the check to you so that a new one may be re-issued.
The issue of the check is your ex's issue. She is the one who wants the funds. You do NOT need to address the issue. If she brings it up, then, hopefully, you will have the memo/letter from the credit union explaining their policy regarding "stale" or "misplaced" checks. You should have proof that you sent the credit union memo/letter to your ex. Therefore, you should send it via regular mail AND certified mail, return receipt requested. There is no need for you to bring it up. You did what you were suppose to do! Based on your post, she will LOSE on that issue.
As far as visitation, you have been VERY accommodating to your ex. She wants her cake and to eat it too! You have allowed her to move from South Carolina, and as a result, your visitation has been cut in half.
You keep accommodating your ex. It's now time that the best interests of the children are put first and that you are able to garner a solid relationship with your kids.
If she brings up the check issue, you can tie it in to the fact that it is YOU who is ALWAYS accommodating your ex. She needs to be responsible, not only with her finances, but as a parent. She needs to respect, and assist in your ability to foster a good relationship with your children. The children have 2 parents....not 1. You have put the best interests of the children first. She has not done the same. Accommodation works both ways--not only with respect to the check, but with respect to the children, as well.
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