Court tomorrow

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by TerryJ2, Apr 10, 2013.

  1. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    Since difficult child's PO is requesting that difficult child stay on probation for another 90 days (basically, to see out the school yr) we have to show up in court tomorrow morning. And so does our atty.
    difficult child is going to school, then I pick him up at 9:45, take him to court at 10:30, bring him back to school at 11:30, pick him up at 2:00 for NILD at 2:45, then bring him home at 4:00. I hate it when the day is cut into pieces like that.

    I think our atty is not going to fight this, although he did ask me over the phone if we had a lab do the drug test. I told him it was a strip like a pregnancy test.

  2. klmno

    klmno Active Member

    I doubt it will go any way other than what the PO asks for. Sorry. I hope the day isn't total chaos. Unless you have evidence that he was innocent, anything you fight for onhis behalf can (and most likely would) be taken as covering his rear. In juvie court when a PO is onboard, it's "guilty until proven innocent".
  3. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    Sounds about right.
  4. buddy

    buddy New Member

    I hate broken up days driving all over too. I hope it goes quickly in court, and that difficult child does a good job holding it together.
  5. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Site Moderator

    Fingers crossed that difficult child's best interests are met.
  6. Liahona

    Liahona Guest

    I hate court. I too hope difficult child's best interest drives this.
  7. Dixies_fire

    Dixies_fire Member

    Court sucks. I'm sorry.
  8. recoveringenabler

    recoveringenabler Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Thinking of you Terry, I hope it all goes easy on YOU and the day goes smoothly.............hugs................
  9. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

    My thoughts are with you and your difficult child. Going to Court is traumatic because you just don't know what is going to be said or done and your usually are helpless. It's like watching a car wreck. Sometimes things go well and I hope today is one of those times. I've said a prayer for you guys. DDD
  10. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    WE DON'T HAVE TO GO! Our lawyer just called. He talked to the judge ahead of time and the new court date is July 28. It's all paperwork at this point. difficult child is still on probation.
    Of course, the atty and the PO still have to go.
    I can take off my shoes and earrings now. And I already emailed difficult child's school counselor to track him down and tell him he can stay in school today.
  11. Liahona

    Liahona Guest

    Oh relief! Just going in that building is stressful.
  12. InsaneCdn

    InsaneCdn Well-Known Member

    Good lawyer!
  13. buddy

    buddy New Member

    I missed that, glad you didn't have to waste time there!
  14. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    Turns out the PO didn't have to go, either!