My husband of two years and I are divorcing and it is very messy. (we have been together almost ten). He has filed a restraining order
based on lies, stating I am emotionally abusive. The hearing isn't until next month and I can not see my children for several weeks, until my sister takes a "class" instructing her as to how to supervise me. I am looking for an attorney, and am working with a paralegal. The last attorney I spoke with gave me an hours worth of "advice" and said I can do this on my own. Clearly I can't. Right now, can anything be done about the temporary orders
that keep me away from my home(that I purchase before we married) and my children?
Background: he is 35 yrs old, has rarely worked and is claiming to have been the primary caretaker
of the children. He has really been more of a pothead moocher. I have tried to get our younger daughter into daycare but he objects. I came home one day and found her acting strange and took her to the ER and she had ingested marijuana (oil) on his watch. I tried to 5150 myself recently because I was emotionally spent working full-time and trying to keep things together. I wasn't held (they said I was "fine"). I take an antidepressant and I have been emotional at times, but this is being widely blown out of proportion and he is also taunting me, threatening
me and telling me that I have to pay him alimony
. I know I will have to pay him something, but the fact that this guy who has just smoked and grown weed and never really stepped up can do this - it is hard to believe.
My biggest concern right now though is - can anything be done before the court date.
I am obviously retaining a competent attorney ASAP. Not sure what happens when a party and his family lies and lies......this is going to be rough.