So the credit applications keep coming in. There are 6 now. All going back to her address. Two of them are for airline tickets which makes me fear that she is trying to flee the state with my son, which is felony kidnapping. That is a SERIOUS crime.
I have brought all this to the attention of my lawyer, who is excellent but is costing me a LOT of money. He has advised me to not let them know that I know that anything is going on. Like someone said, he said it too, give them the rope and they will hang themselves. His plan is to present them to her attorney, one at a time, and say we will press charges on this unless you agree 100% to our divorce decree and parental rights agreement. Then if they refuse, say, guess what, here is a 2nd one. If they say no, here is a 3rd one, do you get the point yet? Then a 4th one. Then a 5th one. He says it is important we save one of the fraudulent applications so I can press charges simply to protect my credit for 7 years. Also there is a chance that the prosecutor will actually pursue charges and that will do nothing but good for my custody case.
So I keep waiting. The 6th one arrived today. This 6th one, and the 5th one, are for airline tickets which makes me fear she is a flight risk and is going to try to leave the state and hide with my son. That is felony kidnapping but I have a real lawyer, who is costing me a lot of money, and she has a free state appointed lawyer... who doesn't appear to spend much time with her. My lawyer sent me an e-mail back, in all caps for the first time ever, about how he will get to the bottom of the attempts to purchase airline tickets in my name because if she is a flight risk he can take that to court and get me named as the custodial parent.
Thanks for all the responses. I don't know why it took so long for them all too appear but I really appreciate it.
I can't believe how much I'm spending on a lawyer though... I'm up to nearly $10,000 so far and we are just beginning this process. My wife is trying to drag it out as long as possible and my lawyer is trying to make it go by as quickly as possible. At least I can afford a top-flight lawyer while she has to depend on a free state appointed lawyer. I'm more than willing to spend my entire retirement account on this though. My son is too important to me. I didn't even mention that she is apparently abusing him and now there is an active investigation by DCFS (Division of Child and Family Services) case against her for child abuse. It's so hard to know that all I can do is notify them, send them the pictures (4 times it's happened), and just hope and pray he is safe.
And this all started because I found out she was cheating on me for basically our entire marriage, the birth of our son, and it never stopped....