Readers, I received a packet in the mail from my attorney’s office last week. It contained a letter that merits sharing and I have included it below. This is a single scene in a seemingly endless legal saga, back and forth in preparation for a trial to reconsider Ex’s child support amount. Ex had been paying only enough child support to keep his driver’s license which amounted to $25 every two months, a small fraction of the amount ordered by the Court. He petitioned the Child Support Recovery Unit to reduce his obligation based on his assertion that he made roughly $4,000 last year. They plugged that into their formula and recommended that he pay the minimum, $40 a month. (Did I mention that the guy is an attorney? It’s a pretty classic case of voluntary and spiteful poverty coupled with outright deceit.) Even though the Court has not ruled on the change, $40 a month is exactly what Ex has been paying for the last few months. (He is probably hoping not to be called a deadbeat—he is angling to win an election, after all.) We objected to the $40 recommendation and a trial date is now set for December 10. Readers, for your amusement, a letter sent to Ex from my attorneys:
Awesomesauce and AwesomesauceAttorneys at Law October 18, 2010Ex of Bitter Divorcée Fame Podunk Nowhere
Dear Mr. Bitter,
I understand that my staff gave you a courtesy call to find a mutually agreeable date and time for your deposition to be taken in the pending child support review to which you replied “I don’t f***king think so.” Enclosed please find a Notice of Taking Deposition for November 9 …. [Readers, Notice of Taking of Deposition, for those of you who don't know, translates into "I DO f***king think so."]
I am also enclosing a Request for Production of Documents for your response within 30 days.
Very truly yours, [maniacal laugh]
Awesomesauce Partner [note: no "esq."][credentials my attorneys possess and Ex does not listed here]
My apologies to the staff of Awesomesauce and Awesomesauce, though the person who really owes you one is Ex.