Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Some most welcome news

The 9th Circuit handed down their order today. They have provisionally denied all of the claims and requests petitioned for in the oppositions brief; declared the grounds presented insufficient or invalid on their face; and ordered that the case shall proceed in Arizona Superior Court.

It wasn't 100% in our favor however; after the Arizona court rules, the opposition may petition to have the jurisdictional issue revisited.

In other words, we're headed to court shortly, just not the court we expected at this particular moment. Now we have the final divorce/custody case to tackle and all of the costs associated with what promises to be a supremely ugly battle.

A battle in our home court, on our home turf.

Despite the fact that I'm currently donning my raincoat in preparation for the mud-slinging to come, we're extremely happy with this development. It's a huge step closer to the end and we're at the point that we can actually see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Like we said before, all donations are going towards legal costs and as such will be applied to this next court case and the huge amount of preparation needed.

Our thanks to all of you for your support, thoughts, and prayers.


Oh and one more thing (from Chris this time). Last time we posted about this, the EX and his family and friends launched an online assault on us, and our supporters; attempting through "anonymous" comments to paint us as liars and frauds.

This time, we've taken a precaution. We've sent copies of the courts order to several prominent bloggers who we know personally, and who have supported us. We won't post these documents directly, in order to keep our children protected; but these bloggers can give independent confirmation that everything we have said is true, and proven in court.