Today was not too bad. My ex did not show up! I wish I knew where she was. My hearing was at 12:30 and we waited until 1:05. The judge was a little pissed. Her free attorney was pacing the floor stopping every minute to look up the hall for her. I had everything they asked me for. I told them I was approved for the ssi claim. They took about 15 minutes to read it all. I told them that I took my ex to get our kid singed up for his benefits. I also told them that she got about 18-20,000 from ssi and could car less about family court or the support people any more. The judge asked me for proof that she got that money. I said that was going to be hard because I had no say in what she did once it was direct deposited into her account. How could I get proof of this deposit? So I guess she can say she did not get it and they will probably believe her.
I asked about my license and the judge told me I had to go to the support office with the decision letter I’ll get in the mail. They will have to say yes or no. The judge did say she’ll write that she thinks it would be "fair" to give them back and that the new support order will be a "zero" order (no new amount add each month) until I get a decision on the disability amount to be added to the ssi payments. I guess the disability amount can be counted as income for support but not the ssi?
I tried to ask about limiting her leaving the state but as I thought the judge would not her any thing about it because it did not have to do with support. She said to file another petition (expedited). I have to pick up my Son this weekend and if I have any trouble I will on Monday next week. Now that she has the money to get her own place maybe she will stay here locally I hope.
The judge said that I talked too much. I thought that was funny so I told that it was because I had been saving it all up from way back in March when I filled for this hearing. Most of what I said was said many times before with out being "heard" this time they had no way to say did not prove my case.
Oh yeah, thanks Beth for not showing up today it was the nicest deed you ever did for me…tom g