Besides appealing the court ruling, what else can I do in the meantime? The judge completely ignored the guardian ad litem's recommendations that the children be in my custody....are there any child's rights groups who help fight these sorts of issues? the judge ignored the safety concerns my guardian had with my ex...are there any children's rights groups who would help them? My new lawyer told me that my children don't have any rights...how can that be? Is there ANY kind of law that states that if a parent is NOT unfit, that instead of being with a babysitter, the children has the right to be with their natural parent (my ex is a pediatric surgeon & works long hours & is using the nanny a lot.) Is there any way to have a judge investigated into? My ex-husband's lawyer's father is friends with the judge & my ex's lawyer's mother used to work with the judge, the judge is also grateful to the hospital that my ex works for for saving his daughters life after a car accident...it appears to all who were involved in my case & trial that the judge did not listen to what was happening nor presented in court. What can I
do to best win my appeal? Only document what is happening now? I have documented events with my husband's anger & treatment of the children for over a year, had a guardian to speak for our children, & the judge completely ignored her....what will my documenting events do if I can not even prove what I am documenting is true? I am obviously frustrated with the legal system as I have found it to be anything but 'justice' so far. My new lawyer who will be appealing my case says that the financial part is not usually overturned & that it is left to the discretion of the judge who was presiding over the case...is that true? Right now the judge left me paying child support & a small percentage of the nanny's care for me to pay to my ex who makes $295,000.00 a year, with excellent benefits...I am just getting back into the work force & make a little over minimum wage
& as of now, I cannot pay all of my bills & have applied for food stamps until I can reach better employment..can't the financial part also somehow be overturned as well with the Court of Appeals or the Supreme Court in Atlanta? By the way, I was not out-lawyered during my trial, my lawyer is better than my ex's, but one would never know it based upon my outcome. Thank you for your help, with a house burned down a year ago & now actually losing custody of my children (the guardian never ever thought that that was even a remote possibility,) I am living a life unlike most others where the rug has been pulled out from under me again & again.