Marriage, CS & Ex's
My BF of 4+ years keeps talking about marriage. We have a dog together, recently bought a house together and are talking about having a child together, so its a logical next step. He was previously married to SK7's BM and obviously it didn't go well.
What I'm curious about is how BM could use it against us. She has a history of trying anything and everything she can to get whatever she can. Examples: In the middle of the divorce/custody battle, BF's grandfather died and he had to travel for the funeral, she refused to cover or allow alternate care so we had to file an emergency motion to allow my mother to watch him. She then tried to claim part of his inheritance from his grandfather passing and managed to get $10,000.00 of it since technically they were still married when he passed. This was after she made him cash out his retirement to pay her off for a portion of the house they had bought together, then retracted the deal and went after even more money for the house. This after he had refinanced solely in his name when they seperated and paid her out so she could move out.
She also previously made the assumption we were getting married based on a comment from SK7. We have never even mentioned marriage around him so it was just one of those offhand comments kids make. She blew it out of proportion and he fed into the attention. She then claimed that he wasn't handling it well emotionally and we needed to figure out a way to "imitate human emotions" and support him through the hard time and basically accused us of being narcissists and not caring about him.
What I'm curious to know is how could she use us getting married? What power would she have to extort the situation? Financially, custody wise (currently its 50/50 physical custody but she has legal custody), etc?