A lot of legal machinations have been grinding away since I now have an initial court date for divorce "negotiations" on Tuesday. For awhile I was concerned about not getting my new lawyer in place before the date on Tuesday but everything is set to go now.
STBX's lawyer called me when he found out that I fired my lawyer and asked if I was representing myself or what. Since I had the first lawyer finally file the case (after how many months???)it automatically triggers an "Early Neutral Evaluation" meeting where everyone gets to sit around a table and see if divorce court can be avoided.
He asked me if I would prefer to not have to sit in the same room as STBX. I said yes, that is what I would prefer.
I then hung up the phone and went "Ohhhhh! I'll bet he was wondering if I was planning on halting the ENE on Tuesday!"
Yeah, not the brightest bulb around.
Oh well, I'll be there. My lawyer will be there. And the Pedophile and his lawyer will be there as well.
Not because I prefer to, but because I have to.
Telling two lawyers to work it out without someone placing a time frame on it doesn't work. I can't imagine that they would be too motivated to get things done in a timely manner as I'm sure they milk things for more money everyday.
It also occurred to me that I am only looking at this from my perspective. I don't want to have to face the man that cheated on me and molested my daughter. But guess what? I'm thinking he really doesn't want to go to court either because he has yet to be "named" for what he is. His criminal lawyer made sure that the judge was interrupted before he could read out the charges. His divorce lawyer and my divorce lawyer have coddled his ass for months. Keeping it quiet has done nothing but allow him to fuck his girlfriend and not pay child support.
I would prefer not to go on Tuesday.
But I have to.
It's time to put on my big girl panties and point a finger at him and say "No."