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I understand, it's a crazy week for me, already. I'm unprepared for court on Wed and my only strategy when he tells the judge that he cant afford private school due to 1) over 10K in legal bills and 2) because his wife who had tongue cancer now needs over 10k in restorative dental work to save her teeth, of which insurance may not be paying...is to point out to the judge that the bonuses alone he's received in just the last six months equate to well more than our children's yearly tuition. Maybe reference how we had negotiated lowered spousal support in exchange for the tuition, which he has tried to Also his RFO he says he can't afford private school due to over 10K in legal bills, yet his last week recent (I&E) says 3k in legal bills. If you have time please tell me what you think I should focus on to make my case. Some other details are that my son is going into 6th grade and my daughter into 2nd. This Catholic school is the only one they have ever known. My son received his First Communion and First Reconciliation sacraments here and my daughter will be making her First Holy Communion. This is the only school my kids have ever known. It is not only their school, it is also our church and our community.
Father, made a nasty point in his RFO stating that he questioned the safety of the school since my son ran away from dad there. (My son was upset about the change in custody), and did run from his father. I was thinking that I might counter it with his counselor's letter that said a change in custody was not recommended. My question to you is what of these things do you think are best to focus on / try to make a case from. I won't be filing anything. There isn't enough time. I just have to show up and throw myself on the courts mercy. Any and all suggestions you can offer are appreciated.
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