Still working through D with the Ex who is also an L. I dropped my attorney and have been self representing since he was acting crazy to run up my legal bills (I'm getting one to help me prepare for the mediation).
It's been good for me on many levels. It's empowering to face and beat him at different hearings and I've come a long way, that's for sure.
At the last hearing the judge asked me if I wanted to try free, court mediation and I said sure. He had suggested it a few times, so I figured why not.
The ex never returned discovery when my L requested last July. I turned over my income and expense declaration, but ignored the hundreds of questions of admissions and interrogatories. They were irrelevant and his way of burying me in paper.
I should add, the ex has done so many looney things in court, that the judge always seems really annoyed and impatient with him.
With mediation late next month, he's blowing up my emails again. I've ignored his emails over the past couple of months which have gone from nasty to nice to self pitying.
I got another email today and he finally pushed the right buttons to get me to respond. Today, he approached me with "helpful advice."
I don't know if I should answer or not. I kind of like giving him crickets and giving myself peace.
Here's what I wrote (and saved):
"You did not comply with Former L's discovery request. Period. You have not sent anything back and I have the paper trail, so stop lying.
You are 100% in contempt of court and Former L was prepared to file sanctions against you.
You actually owe me discovery, so stop playing stupid games and wasting any more of life.
If you insist, then you can go explain to the judge why you are harassing me with your 600 IRRELEVANT and narcissistic questions.
By the way, here's the answer to every one of your discovery questions. Just copy and paste the following, since you have nothing but time on your hands.
"Objection, irrelevant and will not produce any relevant information pertinent to the facts of this case."
I already gave you my income and expense declaration and you have everything I am obligated to return to you per the law.
I know you think it doesn't apply to you, but that's not what being a member of the bar association means."
Should I send or keep giving crickets?
Mediation isn't until the end of May so I've got time to keep freezing him out.