Judgment

“What!” yelling Walter. “Where am I going to find that kind of money from?” “According to my documentation you earn over four thousand dollars a month. That is more than enough. I will be submitting an order to your employer that the money will be taken from your salary.” “This is unfair. What about her?... Continue Reading →

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Truth

“Mr. Haynes, what is the real reason you are trying to stop your children from traveling to further their studies? You are not being asked to support the children and frankly, the five hundred a month you are required to deposit into their accounts does not even touch the figure for their upkeep.” “They are... Continue Reading →

The Words of a Child

Kylie raised her hand when my husband continued not to answer. “Yes young lady,” said the judge. “Since the adults in this room are so tight-lipped maybe I can finally get the truth.” “Your Honor, for as long as I’ve known my father he was unkind and cruel and treated my mother like she was... Continue Reading →

Before the Judge

When Friday came and it was time to go to court, the sun was out, but not just out. It was blazing. So hot, a portable AC to walk around with would have been nice. In the courtroom, we settled down to wait for the case to be called. An hour had passed and so... Continue Reading →

New Information

When Lindsay saw the investigator coming through the door with what seemed like a nonstop parade of files she felt my breath caught. I was massive, so much more than she expected. They started to explain what they found. Lindsay felt her jaw drop. Not only was Walter living in a woman’s house, but he... Continue Reading →

Lawyer on Board

That afternoon when Mr. Divine came home, he came with the lawyer who did our divorce. The kids were still in heavy tidy-up mode in their rooms but they took a quick break to say hello. “You got this right,” stated Kylie with a pointed look at the lawyer. “I’ll try my best,” replied the... Continue Reading →

Fight Stance

The kids came into the living room from sorting out their clothes in their rooms to find me sitting down in the kitchen with the phone off the hook next to me Kylie gave me a look and pointed to the phone with the open line beeping loudly next to me. “What is going on?”... Continue Reading →

Date Prep

  With permission granted, Kylie and her young man have chosen where and when they plan to go on their date. The plan is he would pick her up from our house to go out, then we would pick them up from where they ended up going to watch the movie. My young lady was... Continue Reading →

Telling Them No

As Kylie and I kept talking I switched to a delicate topic that needed to be addressed even if I didn't want to bring it up.   “Do you remember the incident that caused us to transfer you to your new school?” “Yes,” she whispered. It was a topic she wasn’t fond of but she... Continue Reading →

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