It's been quite a while since I was last on here. I had to reflect back on my last blog post to see where I left off.
After leaving the court that 1st day I filed papers, I felt like the end was in sight...a week or so later, I got my papers back - rejected - from the court.
I had asked for $0 in child support from the x, and the state law requires a minimum of $100 (US) per child per month. So I had to ammend the petition and send it back to the x for signatures again. She took her sweet time getting them back to me, and after weeks of constant nagging, she sent them back.
I filed them again. While at the court, the clerk pointed out that 2 pages were missing. Both of them requiring her signature. I began to wonder if she left them out of the mail intentionally to slow things down....
Back to nagging her again...almost 8 weeks later, she finally sent them to me. During all of this, I continued to let my son go visit her for a week or 2 at a time. All the while, my fear of her not returning him home lingered. Was a very stressful time.
So, 2 weeks ago, I filed them for the 3rd time. I checked with the court this past week, and they said that everything was in order, they had been signed by the judge and were sent down for official legal filing. I'm awaiting the final decree to arrive in the mail,then all that is left is to have the paperwork served to her by a legal representative.
That's it. Done. I will be officially single, have full custody of my son, and have control of my life once again! Very liberating. I'm anxiously awaiting the mail!
I have some catching up to do on how things are going for my old friends here. Miss chatting. Life has just been keeping me overwhelmingly busy. I rarely have time for socializing - be it online or out and about.
Hope everyone is doing well!