Episode Twenty

Not every court is like Judge Judy

Mar 9th

Not every court is like Judge Judy

by Joan

In 2001, I had 2 children who were 12 and 8 yrs old at the time. My ex had wanted them so badly and with the help of his mother, got a lawyer. That lawyer sent me a notice to appear in court at 8:30 in the morning the NEXT DAY for a child custody hearing. Well, they met unknown to me at 7:30 and because I didn't show up til 8:15, the judge already heard the matter and gave the children to him. I know what you are probably thinking...that there was nothing else going on. I think the lawyer was dirty Judge Judy, and because I had no money and he did, paid a little extra to have this done, and I think the judge was unaware of the fowl action.

Mar 9th

Judy says...

In matters of custody, mothers and fathers should be treated equally by the court.

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