You are going through this fight without an attorney? Let me rephrase this, YOU ARE GOING THROUGH THIS FIGHT WITHOUT AN ATTORNEY?
One of life's lessons is to know when you are beat.
You got your word out about this cause. Matter of fact, I watched a show about this alienation issue on 20/20 last weekend. It's a real issue. People hiding their kids and a underground network to help them.
Life changing for all involved.
I had an attorney and I had to file a complaint because she didn't conduct discovery and allowed the matter to languish. My daughter is of an age that the passive-aggressive INACTION game was going to be played to stall until she aged out. I've seen it play out time and again #OnBeaversWatch (Surepips?). People literally spend their retirement, life savings and go into 6 figure debt and get nowhere.
Many courts make it cost prohibitive by making you pay the other party's attorney fees. What people don't understand is most family courts are a complete racket. I believe the ONLY reason I didn't have to pay $17K of the other party's fees is because I had my lawyer nailed for malpractice for failing to do ANY discovery. She is an attorney that is respected by the Paulding Courts and has brought cases before Beavers for over a decade.
The malpractice lawyer told me it wasn't worth going after my attorney unless I had $20K in damages. The 17K would have put me into the malpractice arena but Beavers wouldn't stick me with the bill. Not because he didn't want to, I'm sure. You had to see the opposing attorney flipping out when she couldn't stick me with the bill which of course I would have passed on in a malpractice suit.
My daughter was already 13 and Beavers wasn't going to change his mind. If I'm going to lose anyway, I can do bad without paying a lawyer. Besides who can afford child support AND lawyer fees? You pay one or the other but not both. I chose to pay the child support.
Before experiencing it for yourself, no one knows family court is a farce (the entire legal system for that matter). The media won't report on it. With the resistance I get, I see why the media won't touch it. With the advent of social media, the word is getting out, regardless of what the MSM does. I, and others like me, will not stand by and see the past 50 years of this nonsense be passed on to future generations.