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Forum: Divorce & Family Law Yesterday, 05:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 329
Posted By HammerDad
From what I was told she was sentenced to a...

From what I was told she was sentenced to a handful of weekends in jail. The weekends were scheduled so that they landed on my BIL's parenting time with their kid.


She was a piece of work for...
Forum: Divorce & Family Law Yesterday, 02:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 329
Posted By HammerDad
My brother-in-law's first wife filed a false...

My brother-in-law's first wife filed a false report on him a number of years back. Said he assaulted her. He was arrested and spent a night (maybe 2) in jail.


My sister spent the night and next...
Forum: Parenting Issues Yesterday, 10:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 272
Posted By HammerDad
Because it is human nature to want to defend...

Because it is human nature to want to defend oneself when being attacked. I admit, there is some portion in truth in her concerns. But the way to address them is not to attack the people who you want...
Forum: Parenting Issues Yesterday, 10:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 272
Posted By HammerDad
My ex had a sheltered life. So she has...

My ex had a sheltered life. So she has unreasonable tenancies.


Whether or not it is grounded in fact is a matter of perspective. Some of her grievances are very true. She does have to bare the...
Forum: Parenting Issues Yesterday, 09:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 272
Posted By HammerDad
lol, thanks. For years I would say that would be...

lol, thanks. For years I would say that would be the case. My initial years were tough, but there was a good portion of time where things were pleasant to "whatever, not worth it". This new bout of...
Forum: Parenting Issues 03-19-2019, 03:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 272
Posted By HammerDad
It was kind of a rant. If members can/want to...

It was kind of a rant. If members can/want to provide feedback, I am always ears.


In my situation, we actually had about 5 years when things were pleasant. Then all the sudden they went...
Forum: Parenting Issues 03-19-2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 272
Posted By HammerDad
Nope. I am pro "radio silence". I do receive...

Nope. I am pro "radio silence". I do receive texts/emails from her a few times a week. Some (glorious) weeks, we go without any communication. Right now there is more than normal, but nothing more...
Forum: Parenting Issues 03-19-2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 272
Posted By HammerDad
General Rant

I am hoping this will be therapeutic, as I just need to rant.....


My ex over the past few years has been pleasant, leaning towards actually fairly good to deal with. However, over the past 6...
Forum: Divorce & Family Law 03-13-2019, 09:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By HammerDad
Good. Continue to document all of your time with...

Good. Continue to document all of your time with the child. When discussing parenting time with the ex, only do it by email so you have a paper trail. Also make a calendar as it makes it easy for a...
Forum: Divorce & Family Law 03-12-2019, 04:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 385
Posted By HammerDad
Just keep documenting everything. I...

Just keep documenting everything.


I recall your history, and that you were somewhat methodical at keeping records as you learned from a very early point to keep everything to email/text and to...
Forum: Divorce & Family Law 03-12-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By HammerDad
First of all, breathe. You are likely in...

First of all, breathe.


You are likely in for a fight regarding custody (decision making for the child) and parenting time (amount of time spent with the child). It sucks, but many of us have...
Forum: Divorce & Family Law 03-12-2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 385
Posted By HammerDad
IMO, if reverting to the order gives you more...

IMO, if reverting to the order gives you more time I would say HELL YES, subject to some reasonable alterations in pickup/dropoff times to accommodate school hours. I would leave out your schedule as...
Forum: Divorce & Family Law 03-12-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 385
Posted By HammerDad
You could argue the changes that were made over...

You could argue the changes that were made over time have become status quo (depending on how long the changes have been in effect). And that it is not in the children's best interests to interrupt...
Forum: Financial Issues 03-07-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 441
Posted By HammerDad
My understanding is that the duration for SS is...

My understanding is that the duration for SS is generally 0.5 years to 1 year for each year of marriage, not 1.5. If it is 1.5 it would mean the payor would be paying for longer than term of the...
Forum: Divorce & Family Law 03-07-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 671
Posted By HammerDad
I read that the Ex does not involve the OP's...

I read that the Ex does not involve the OP's spouse or actively invite them to participate with school functions. That the OP's spouse must essentially work around the ex to get the information.

...
Forum: Financial Issues 03-04-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 177
Posted By HammerDad
I would doubt equalization would be considered...

I would doubt equalization would be considered income. It is essentially money/assets that they already had that is being liquidated for cash.


Regarding the s7 expenses, if the ex has a history...
Forum: General Chat 02-26-2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 346
Posted By HammerDad
I understand the issue with homework. Hard work...

I understand the issue with homework. Hard work will pay off and the child will be better for it. But make sure their hard work is rewarded, even if it is something small.


I make sure my kid...
Forum: Divorce & Family Law 02-25-2019, 03:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 778
Posted By HammerDad
I think the focus of the OP would need to be on...

I think the focus of the OP would need to be on imputing income versus material change. Why? Because if the ex is already with the new partner, is it really unexpected that they would eventually move...
Forum: Parenting Issues 02-25-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 934
Posted By HammerDad
Does your ex have your permission or a court...

Does your ex have your permission or a court order allowing her to move the child such a distance? Has the ex actually moved yet?



IMO, if I got whiff that the ex was planning on moving an...
Forum: Parenting Issues 02-25-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 152
Posted By HammerDad
Don't become a doormat. Your ex's...

Don't become a doormat.


Your ex's decision to buy an impractical vehicle is not you problem. They know they have a child that they need to transport, they should have planned accordingly.


I...
Forum: Divorce & Family Law 02-19-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 769
Posted By HammerDad
That would be my best suggestion.

That would be my best suggestion.
Forum: Parenting Issues 02-15-2019, 02:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,554
Posted By HammerDad
I say it is of little consequence as it is just...

I say it is of little consequence as it is just the OP suggesting that the STBX is an alcoholic. There is no evidence that the ex is getting loaded daily and is unable to control themselves. Unless...
Forum: Financial Issues 02-15-2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 252
Posted By HammerDad
Generally it is the current years salary unless...

Generally it is the current years salary unless there was a drastic change in income. If there was a drastic change, reasoning would be needed to argue why other years should be used in the equation.
Forum: Parenting Issues 02-15-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,554
Posted By HammerDad
Because if they both are still residing in the...

Because if they both are still residing in the matrimonial home, should one parent unilaterally remove the children without an agreement in place relating to custody etc., the other parent could get...
Forum: Parenting Issues 02-14-2019, 01:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,554
Posted By HammerDad
Thanks. Things are good here. Some changes here...

Thanks. Things are good here. Some changes here and there, but normal for most people in life.


To the OP, we are not being judgmental here. We know you truly believe your position, and bet your...
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