Monday, I received an email from Mark. In the email he told me that Jen and Will are truly amazing children, and he thanked me for doing such a great job raising them.
Hard to believe, isn’t it?
Tuesday, Mark called to warn me that I’d be receiving a letter from his attorney in the next day’s mail. He had received a call from his attorney, saying the judgment was going to be mailed the next day. Mark had assumed the document had already been sent.
He wanted to assure me that nothing had changed.
I told him that I thought we’d all been getting along phenomenally well, and I asked if he felt the same way. He said, “Yes, I think things have been going well, but I’d like to see more of the kids, and I’d like them to come to my house.”
He explained that the document was part of the process, but that he didn’t expect anything to be changing any time soon.
A Notice of Entry of Judgment for an amended parenting plan arrived in Wednesday‘s mail. The new plan includes specific times for visits on set days of the week.
The plan was dated for the month of November in 2010.
Mark has not pushed to implement this new plan – a plan he assumed I had received in November.
He has been seeing the kids on a regular basis.
Is this just a formality?
I don’t understand why he would continue this legal process if he doesn’t intend to enforce the new plan? What is his motivation?
Perhaps he hasn’t attempted to enforce the new plan because, in the meantime, he has started a new relationship.