What is wrong with our lawyer??
DH and I had a situation in court that I don't understand. Here is the background:
BM had a fit when we switched medical insurance and refused to give DH his scheduled visitation until she got the new medical information. I am not sure if she thought he was lying about it or what the deal was. Anyway, I had the idea (after researching the legality) of him taping the conversation he had with her regarding picking them up for Easter - which was his upcoming holiday at the time.
Of course, BM started yelling and told him that there was no way he could come and get the kids for his visitation unless she got the medical information. He even offered to bring it when he picked them up and she said that wasn't good enough.
SIDENOTE: we found out later, that she had paperwork that SHE needed to fill out and send in, which she hadn't, and that's why NONE of us had gotten our new information!
Anyway, we took the tape to our lawyer, the same one we've used every time (and every time, we have received what we wanted) and scheduled a court date.
When court came up, BM was called up on the stands and eventually our lawyer asked her why DH was not allowed to have his children for the court ordered visitation for Easter. BM says (without batting a lash) that DH didn't come to pick up the kids and they even waited for him to show up but he didn't. :jawdrop: DH and I got excited to PROVE to the court that she lies a lot!
WHAT I WANT TO KNOW IS: WHY didn't our lawyer bring up the tape then???? He was very happy when we brought it in his office. Wouldn't this have been the time to present it to the judge?!? Do I watch too much crime television or something? I feel like we missed a golden opportunity!