Sorry for the absence – hopefully it was noticed! Last week involved a hearing in a rather intense custody battle and I have been digging out my desk these past days. My opponent inspired this prior post. True to his/her form, opposing counsel took every opportunity to mischaracaterize records admitted into evidence and statements of witnesses that had left the stand just minutes prior. It truly was a heroic effort at obfuscation on his/her part.
Thanks to God that the barrage of befuddlement fell on deaf ears. My client won the return of his/her child. I am truly sorry though that the child’s pet remains a hostage out of state making it clear that the other parent’s goal was more about revenge and control than about what was best for the child. This base aspect of family law a huge barrier to achieving justice. I’m just glad that it is not an insurmountable barrier because I believe justice was served in this matter and that those attorney’s who pander to pettiness often do not prevail.