Thursday, September 13, 2007

STBEW

It's official, as of 11am EDT.

I gave up too much visitation in the agreement. But I knew that going in. I'm confident the kids will vote with their feet. They've already told me that they don't want to spend both winter and spring recess with mom. I'll let them fight that battle on their own. It will mean more coming from them. I've given her a fair amount of rope. What she does with it is her business.

I've got to pay her $90 per month for the next three-and-one-half years. The judge said four, but there's the issue of the $500 she stole from me.

It's over.

Well, the legal part. As my friend Mike says, because we have kids, we'll still be together, more or less, 'til death do us part.

yeharr

15 Comments:

Blogger Heidi the Hick said...

She shall now be referred to as EW.

Oh my.

I'm glad you got sole custody. Like, clearly that was the only way it could go...it just proves that sometimes life is a little bit fair.

1:39 PM  
Blogger AlwaysArousedGirl said...

Wow. I'm happy for you, in a grim sort of way. I'm betting you are relieved and sad all at once.

1:41 PM  
Blogger Nölff said...

Chhers

3:41 PM  
Blogger Nölff said...

I misspelled "Cheers"

3:41 PM  
Blogger United We Lay said...

I hope you're relieved. It sucks that you're stuck with her in a way, but you got the good part of the deal.

4:36 PM  
Blogger terry said...

i just laughed at heidi's remark. EW. hah.

hooray for the legal stuff being finished, even if the challenges are not.

4:52 PM  
Blogger mal said...

Cloture is empowering

*S*

4:55 PM  
Blogger Guy Wonders said...

Well done. You've shown a lot of courage and determination throughout the ordeal. You were very thoughtful in deciding how to manage through it. I can't imagine how difficult it was to finally reach this day.

Not very many people could've handled themselves in the way you did. . . .

6:55 PM  
Blogger United We Lay said...

I just got the EW part. My new job slows down my thinking in the off hours.

11:01 AM  
Blogger Heidi the Hick said...

I didn't actually mean to insult the woman...I just thought it was kind of...ironic? Is that the word? I don't know since Alanis messed it up for me.

Anyways...I do hope she learns to be civil and pray that she gets her life cleaned up. For your sake, the kids and hers. Until then, your resolve to be reasonable and fair has really worked well. Good for you!

1:06 PM  
Blogger All About Eve said...

YAY!!!!!! mazeltoff

4:36 PM  
Blogger GC said...

I'm sorry, I don't understand. What is the $90 for? Shouldn't she be paying you?

Anyway
Congratulations and here's to new beginnings of a sort

4:52 PM  
Blogger sassinak said...

oh my!
yes!

i'm so glad for you pirate, so glad you can't imagine! no wait let me rephrase.

i'm really glad for your kids that you are their official parent... i'm very sad that you've had to go through this giant mess...

9:03 PM  
Blogger Miss 1999 said...

I'm glad it's all over for you, just so sorry that you had to give up too much visitation, but hopefully that will all change. *hugs*

2:25 PM  
Blogger Notsocranky Yankee said...

Congrats! And a big sigh of relief. Luckily, you're kids are old enough to make decisions for themselves.

8:40 AM  

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