If I were to write a tagline for this post it would be: “The first piece of mail I was delighted to receive from my attorney.” Yay 🙂
I believe I have mentioned on this blog before that my soon-to-be ex-husband Mr. X emptied out our savings account just before I made my Great Escape. I don’t know if I mentioned that the court agreed that he needed to return half of it. Well, the whole court involvement in the money matter has been a long, drawn-out affair. Apparently the judge all but signed the order for X to turn in half of the funds to the court, and I don’t really understand all of the legal back-and-forth. The most recent roadblock was due to more shenanigans by X (totally not worth getting into here–he is really getting tedious).
Finally, finally, finally, I got the call from my attorney that the judge signed the order! And then last Friday I got a copy of it in the mail! So, here for your perusal is the very court order (somewhat altered to protect the innocent and the assholes alike):
In case you couldn’t read it so clearly…*
A word of explanation: I don’t expect to actually get this money. Even if X pays this money to the court (which is a huge “if”), it will likely go to the mortgage company and/or my attorney (if there’s anything left, that is). I’m just glad to have something lining up on my side. As my friend, Cherry, put it, this court order means “Reality 1, X 0.”
See who else is enjoying their mail and showing it off over at Mel’s.
*If you can’t see the photos, it reads: In the circuit court of [Small Pond] County, [Some State]
[Quiet Dreams] Plaintiff vs. [Mr. X]
This cause came on to be heard upon Plaintiff’s Mothion for Bank Funds to be Paid Into Court, upon the agreement of the parties and with the approval of the Court, It is hereby ORDERED that Defendant [Mr. X], shall pay into Court, the sum of $[a ridiculous amount that we saved up for IVF] representing one-half of the funds withdrawn from the parties account with HSBC. Said funds are to be held by the Court until further order. Enter this 7th Day of August, 2009.