Father was being denied contact with his 2 young girls. The Mother had given the 11 year old and 7 year old the impression that they could decide whether or not to spend time with their Father. Father then retained us to restore his contact with both girls and increase his parenting time. Mother’s uncooperative behavior throughout the litigation was ongoing. Even after she retained an attorney, she continued her ongoing refusal to facilitate and encourage our client’s parenting time, making serious allegations against our client to justify her behavior.
By the time that we got to the trial, 10 long months had passed and Father had missed-out on substantial time with his daughters. During the trial, Mother’s attorney attempted every “trick in the book,” to try and convince the Court that Mother’s obstruction was justified, due to her allegations against Father. However, after a 3 hour trial where both sides of the case were presented to the Court, the Judge issued a detailed Ruling on the record that supported all of our arguments during the trial. Further, the Court specifically found that Mother’s allegations of drug use, significant domestic violence and mental illness, were unsubstantiated.
Our client won in a landslide: he was granted sole legal custody of both children. In addition, he was granted the parenting time that he was requesting. The Court also warned and assured Mother that, if the parties appeared before the Court again and Father had not seen the children, that Mother would leave the Courtroom in handcuffs. Finally, the client was granted an award of attorneys fees and costs.