Is lawyer being too nice?
Still in the saga of the custody & access Interview. The report recommended SS10 attend 4 counseling sessions prior to a year round week on week off schedule. DH currently has that schedule during the summer only, and during the school year it's every second weekend and Wednesday evenings. Obviously it's in SS10'S best interest to have these sessions completed prior to the start of the school year, so he only has to deal with the difficult new type of school year, and not transitioning into a new parenting schedule.
DH's lawyer has recommended that DH let the counselor take over- so to speak- and whatever the counselor recommends, whether it's more sessions or etc before the transition, DH will agree to. In an effort to be amicable and save a lot a lot of money, DH agreed.
BM, of course, will not. In fact for the past 2 weeks she's been actively avoiding agreeing to anything. She hasn't even agreed upon a counselor and has requested ANOTHER 2 weeks time to find one. DH's lawyer requested she have her list available by the 28th, so that SS10's first session can be booked no later than July 31st.
Well we're on holidays with SS10 the first week of August, so that leaves 3 measly weeks to cram in 4 sessions. And after those 4 sessions are done? You bet your ass she'll disagree and she'll be taking DH back to a pretrial again.
DH finally just sent his lawyer an email tonight saying, forget it. Let's go to pretrial and just get it over with. He also suggested an interim application to keep the week on week off schedule until the counselor's sessions are over to eliminate any unnecessary transitions.
We haven't heard back, but DH's lawyer is usually much pushier than this, so we're not sure what the hold up is. Hoping he agrees and we can get the ball rolling. SS10 is already sleeping better, he looks healthier and his siblings are loving the extra time we have with him.
Comments of support, advice, similar situations, really anything are appreciated.