My ex. Gets to have them just about 50% of the time. And she makes a big stink about getting it only her way when she feels good and ready to take care of this. This marriage which she gave up on. Its hard, with kids, and jobs not working out. 1200 miles from our family's but still.
I asked her to go back to mediation. But both the mediator and her feel I should pay just about all. And I asked Maria to talk about this. Via text. talking to her just turns into she thinks it has to just be my way not hers, not realizing its about the boys not us. She has not got back to me yet. then threatens to see an attorney, and will see me in court. Knowing I now have no money saved up. And she cashed out her one savings. The mediator told her that it was half for her half for me, she freaked out, got pissed, and said the mediation was over. Paid and walked out. she wants to not split the money , I pay the sitter, and pay her alimony, and child support on top of what I pay., so if it pay child support, at $150-170 per month. she is paying the heath care at $130 only. that's a upside down wash. I will be paying for the kids 100%. but not having the kids or sole custody 100%.
Thank you for the detailed explanation. Well, if she is that self-fish, chances are that you would need the Court to resolve the issues in the case. Do not be intimidated by it. She getting an Attorney does not mean a thing—it does not mean that she would prevail. It is likely that she would not get a better deal than you are offering her. What you are offering her is more than reasonable in light of the circumstances in the case. So, you should not shy away from going to Court and representing yourself. However, if she wants to come back to the table and negotiate in good faith, that would be a good thing too. But if she refuses to come back to the table, then you need to let the Court decide. Click below for Florida Family Court Forms and Instructions. Let me know if you need additional information.
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