Client sabotages own case. Story at eleven.
FACTS: A mother lost custody, temporarily, due to being arrested for driving on a suspended license. The father was given the child and while mom was in jail he filed a fault based divorce, sought custody and had her served. Mom was finally released and began the process of regaining custody. Mom filed an Answer and a claim for custody herself.
At a temporary hearing, which is a legal band-aid to address custody and finances, mom presented her case. Upon being cross-examined there were numerous questions about alleged drug use. Well, fortunately, mom had been thoroughly interviewed and prepared by her lawyer. Her ONLY dirt was the suspended license.
Mom denied the drug allegations as laughable. Some of mom’s financial records were introduced that showed her in some shady parts of town at unseemly hours. This was shown through ATM transactions. However…
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