I want to sue a man who adopted my daughters 20 years ago while I was stationed in Korea. At the time I was told by JAG that he couldn't do it without my consent, so I just ignored it and filed protection under the Soldiers and Sailors act thinking that would be the end of it. He hired an attorney to represent my side and continued the case. The attorney he hired was a few doors down from his attorney in a very small country town. "My" attorney did little more than notify me of hearings by mail.
Long, complicated story short: he won and moved. I didn't see my kids again until they were 18. They both hate me. They coached one of my young granddaughters to accuse me of molesting her, which thankfully the investigators realized and dropped the case. The allegation came shortly after we informed my oldest daughter, their mother
, that this guy had been viewing child porn on his computer of little girls the same age as my granddaughters. This same daughter tried to tell me he was hurting her in a way she couldn't explain when she was a little girl, just prior to me going to Korea. At the time, I assumed she meant he was hitting her, and told her mother he's not to touch them again. Then he stole them and moved.
I couldn't figure out why the judge ruled in his favor. I have recently discovered that his family was a big deal around the area going back a hundred years. Several of them were mayor of the 2nd largest town in the county for 3 decades. The chief deputy on the sheriffs dept married into the family, making his kids relations as well.
My daughters helped him win a defamation suit against me for warning them about the child porn so they could protect my granddaughters. My youngest daughter spear-headed the plan and was his star witness. She committed several felonies and perjury to do it.
The attorney we hired did not put privilege in the answer...he didn't do a lot of things actually. When he took all of our money, he changed his advice from "he has no case" to "you should pay him and make the case go away"; told us the judge had already decided the case (which lasted another year). When I confronted our attorney, he withdrew. We had no choice but to move forward pro se
. Not only did we loose, we were hit with a $40k judgement. My youngest perjured herself by saying she was at our home when we told her about the child porn which added slander and increased the judgement. This was not true, it was our oldest daughter that told her. I was able to (I thought) impeach her testimony using text messages she sent admitting she hadn't been her, etc.
The judge totally disregarded the impeachment, found against us on every motion we and our attorney filed. Was discussing the case with his attorney in chambers without us present when we were pro se. And on and on.
ANYWAY... when I had him on the stand during the defamation case he stated that he never knew how much child support
I was paying. His justification on the petition to adopt was that I was not providing child support (which wasn't true). At the time I assumed that it must not matter what the petition said, there must have been some other reason that came out in court which I didn't know about. I trusted the judge! Big mistake.
So I just found out that he knowingly lied on the petition to adopt my kids. When I tried to file charges against my daughters for falsely accusing me of molesting my granddaughter and perjury, the sherriffs wouldn't even investigate. When I tried to file against him for filing a false petition with the probate court, they said it was too long ago, even though SOL didn't start running until I, and they became aware that he lied on the petition.
This isn't a case of me wanting revenge for something this waste of skin did years ago when I didn't care. I always cared, never wanted the adoption, but trusted the court dotted the Is and crossed the Ts.
Between his family connections in the county, my inability to be at the hearings, the local good ol' boy system, and I guess their disdain for military, I didn't have a prayer, and still don't. There are many details I didn't go over in this book, and I apologize for the length, but it saves a lot of back and forth texting.