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Forum: Single Parenting   10-12-2012, 11:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 657
Posted By tccandlsccmom
16 years.  2 years separated (we were not...

16 years.  2 years separated (we were not married, so just voided the powers of attorney, etc.).  And he regularly reminds me, by being such an a$$, why leaving him was the best decision I ever made...
Forum: Single Parenting   10-12-2012, 11:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 588
Posted By tccandlsccmom
Legally, he can't get out of court-ordered...

Legally, he can't get out of court-ordered support.  But if, like my ex, he is not working....well...  Also, I was not married but we were domestic partners, holding properties with joint and...
Forum: Single Parenting   10-09-2012, 12:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 588
Posted By tccandlsccmom
First, CONGRATULATIONS on the great pendente...

First, CONGRATULATIONS on the great pendente lite order....though it seems the only fair thing, sometimes courts don't come out the right way.  As for the money, I concur with PP: other than the...
Forum: Single Parenting   10-09-2012, 12:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 400
Posted By tccandlsccmom
I have no answers for you, but can tell this is...

I have no answers for you, but can tell this is really a hard time, so wanted to send you a hug...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-22-2012, 10:53 PM
Replies: 7
  My day.
Views: 238
Posted By tccandlsccmom
You will feel a sense of accomplishment from...

You will feel a sense of accomplishment from this, and congrats on the job!  Onward!!!!!!!
Forum: Single Parenting   07-05-2012, 08:01 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,519
Posted By tccandlsccmom
Sounds like you are on the right track for you...

Sounds like you are on the right track for you and your kids.  You need an attorney at the hearing, IMHO, because it sounds like your STBX is trying to set you up.  My ex made all sorts of false...
Forum: Single Parenting   01-04-2012, 10:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 274
Posted By tccandlsccmom
This is a tough one, because she is four and...

This is a tough one, because she is four and likely less able to understand. From my perspective, I think a short supervised get-together with you there might be a good option, with a directive that...
Forum: Single Parenting   01-04-2012, 10:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 542
Posted By tccandlsccmom
Are they in therapy?  My daughter has worked...

Are they in therapy?  My daughter has worked through a lot of fear of her dad with her therapist, who was also very helpful in terms of the Guardian ad Litem...
Forum: Single Parenting   01-03-2012, 10:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,820
Posted By tccandlsccmom
I was not married on purpose, rather in a...

I was not married on purpose, rather in a long-term (more than a decade) domestic partnership including mortgages together, power of attorney, etc.  We got pregnant by choice both times for both...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-31-2011, 10:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 87
Posted By tccandlsccmom
So, my first full year apart from ex-DP. I...

So, my first full year apart from ex-DP. I survived his filing suit for sole custody and him winning the first court battle through lies (but losing the second one badly once I had a chance to put...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-15-2011, 11:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 208
Posted By tccandlsccmom
Oh, that sounds so hard.     Part of what...

Oh, that sounds so hard.  
 
Part of what may be going on is newness.  My two kiddos are now a year into this, and it is better than it was at the beginning (my youngest was 5 at the time).  Their...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-11-2011, 01:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 517
Posted By tccandlsccmom
Anger issues suck.  My ex is still...

Anger issues suck.  My ex is still breathtakingly angry at me, over a year after I left the relationship, and the litigation is expensive and awful ... take care of yourself and your daughter and...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-11-2011, 01:03 AM
Replies: 3
  Lost
Views: 201
Posted By tccandlsccmom
Your commitment to parenting is heartwarming....

Your commitment to parenting is heartwarming.  Have you thought about mediation?  Having a chance to talk through the issues might help, even via skype or something like that because of the long...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-05-2011, 06:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 491
Posted By tccandlsccmom
That happened with friends in my previous state...

That happened with friends in my previous state (where ex still lives and the venue in which he sued me).  I have repaired a few of the relationships, but many bought into my ex's exaggerations and...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-05-2011, 06:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 764
Posted By tccandlsccmom
Well, not from me, but I will pay for a few...

Well, not from me, but I will pay for a few small presents for ex from the kiddos, but I am sure he will not do the same.  I did the exact same thing for his birthday and Father's Day (and he got...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-27-2011, 11:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 218
Posted By tccandlsccmom
Jordan, family court is often very understanding...

Jordan, family court is often very understanding when presented with the honest facts.  I imagine if you explain to a judge what has happened and ask that you be granted some time to find some legal...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-27-2011, 11:04 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 29,254
Posted By tccandlsccmom
This sounds SO tough.  Big hugs....

This sounds SO tough.  Big hugs.  http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/hug2.gif .  In addition to this forum, I hope you are getting yourself some support (such as counseling).  I know it has...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-27-2011, 10:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 218
Posted By tccandlsccmom
Jordan, this sounds like a tough time for you....

Jordan, this sounds like a tough time for you.  It is difficult to tell what is going on but it sounds like if court is involved you might need a lawyer, or to seek a continuance to get legal advice.
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   11-21-2011, 02:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 434
Posted By tccandlsccmom
I drain, dry, and cube it...then I can use the...

I drain, dry, and cube it...then I can use the cubes or crumble it...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   11-21-2011, 02:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 691
Posted By tccandlsccmom
I make a nut roast in puff pastry every year,...

I make a nut roast in puff pastry every year, with gravy....my kiddos, however, strongly prefer tofurky to my masterpiece :) -- I just keep hoping they will outgrow it!
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-21-2011, 02:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 17,405
Posted By tccandlsccmom
If Magic Treehouse is too easy, perhaps this...

If Magic Treehouse is too easy, perhaps this won't work, but DS really likes when I read with him the A-Z Mysteries...he is only 6, and is an almost-reader on his own, and longing for chapter books....
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-21-2011, 02:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,302
Posted By tccandlsccmom
Ditto - such a book for boys would be great!

Ditto - such a book for boys would be great!
Forum: Single Parenting   11-21-2011, 01:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 216
Posted By tccandlsccmom
Unfortunately, most states require that the...

Unfortunately, most states require that the biological father agree to a name change.  If the father is that disconnected, perhaps he would be willing to relinquish his parental rights?
Forum: Single Parenting   11-18-2011, 12:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,441
Posted By tccandlsccmom
Oh, det2888w, big hug!...

Oh, det2888w, big hug!  http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/hug2.gifI am glad you reached out here...I don't have any easy answers except keep going, and see if you can find some support here...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-17-2011, 11:59 PM
Replies: 3
  Court
Views: 178
Posted By tccandlsccmom
Depends on the state (and the judge), of course,...

Depends on the state (and the judge), of course, but sounds like things are going your way.  DOCUMENT DOCUMENT DOCUMENT and do things in terms of visits and keeping them connected that are both in...
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