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Case was not heard today

I was at my daughter's by 8 a.m. this morning to go with her to the county courthouse. We arrived about 8:30, and the case she brought up against her ex-spouse was second on the list to be heard. The Commissioner (pro tem) changed the order, so that her case was first.

Having approached the stand, she was told that the case could not be heard that day, so it would be continued. I could tell that my daughter was visibly upset or annoyed at the news. I know she just wants to get this next thing over-and-done-with.

The reason for continuance was cited as "conflict of interest." Nothing further was explained, but a new date and time was set for early next week.

My daughter looked up the name of this acting judge, and also found some documents from her case this year. This attorney actually worked on the case with the law firm, so had to recuse herself from presiding over this case.

I will go up again to be of support. This is what caring family does.

The worst part of it is seeing the other party. I want to throw up each time I do, among other things.

2015--Coral Levang


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markgraham wrote on December 17, 2015, 8:04 PM

I feel sorry for you and your daughter for this nightmare seems not to have an end yet. Maybe after next week the new year the nightmare will be over.

RuthCox wrote on December 17, 2015, 8:07 PM

"This is what caring family does." Indeed! I gain new respect for you each time I read one of your writings.

Rufuszen wrote on December 17, 2015, 8:16 PM

You would have thought they could have organised it better, inside of waiting till the last minute

CoralLevang wrote on December 17, 2015, 8:17 PM

As long as the other party is around, the nightmare will never be over. This is how he is. :(

CoralLevang wrote on December 17, 2015, 8:18 PM

Thank you, Ruthie. It isn't always easy. emoticon :winking:

CoralLevang wrote on December 17, 2015, 8:19 PM

I think a lot of the Pro Tempore are assigned at the last minute, so it is what it is. But yes, bureaucratic systems are not always the most efficient.

Rufuszen wrote on December 17, 2015, 8:25 PM

Didn't know that. So I guess it explains that, if they read the briefs at the last minute

markgraham wrote on December 17, 2015, 8:26 PM

Then I say yuck and double yuck.

DWDavisRSL wrote on December 17, 2015, 8:35 PM

The justice system in this country is weighed so heavily in favor of the bad guys and it just isn't fair what it puts the good guys through.

CoralLevang wrote on December 17, 2015, 8:39 PM

And all she wants to do is go on with her life, and go to work, and life normally, unlike the other party....who's never wanted to work.

Oooh....did I just say that? LOL

CoralLevang wrote on December 17, 2015, 9:17 PM

*laughs* I have said that for 20+ years now. emoticon :winking:

MegL wrote on December 17, 2015, 10:28 PM

What a shame, how annoying. Travelling all that way and then the case isn't heard!

wolfgirl569 wrote on December 17, 2015, 10:54 PM

Its better to delay than have him yell for a mistrial I guess. Just wish they would have figured it out sooner for all of you.

CoralLevang wrote on December 18, 2015, 12:14 AM

Annoying, but now I get another chance to show my daughter how much I care about her by being there. emoticon :smile:

CoralLevang wrote on December 18, 2015, 12:15 AM

Well, these aren't really trials. This is a contempt hearing on several counts because of a refusal on his part to comply with court orders. *RME*

Paulie wrote on December 18, 2015, 12:30 AM

So it looks like you and your daughter went to the court for nothing. The same thing happened to me when I was going through my divorce in Maryland almost 25 years ago. I arrived and waited at the court only to find out that there was no judge available to hear my case!

CoralLevang wrote on December 18, 2015, 12:37 AM

That is one way to look at it.

We went to court so that she could feel supported by her family, and be in the same room as the other party and not crumble. She learned that the system is such that it is fair, and that a sitting judge pro tem will do the right thing and recuse herself for conflict of interest. She learned that can speak in front of a judge / court and be okay. Call it a trial run today, in a sense.

Paulie wrote on December 18, 2015, 12:53 AM

I think it is really great that you and RGB are there to support your daughter. I hope things are successful for you and your daughter next week.

FreebieJunkie wrote on December 18, 2015, 7:37 AM

I hate that this stress has been drawn out again for all of you. I'm sure she is so grateful for you for being there.

wolfgirl569 wrote on December 18, 2015, 9:38 AM

But any fines or jail time could still be appealed and that drags stuff out even longer. Hope it is over soon

Dawnwriter wrote on December 18, 2015, 12:54 PM

I am very sorry this nightmare is not over for your daughter and for you. It would be so much better for her if she could just move on and start a new life without "the shadow of other party" looming over her. Hugs for both of you and I pray you can continue to be her source of strength and courage.