Q: If my ex is having his new wife do everything for him and badmouths me to my son, what can I do? Back to court?
A: If you already have primary custody, I am not sure there is anything to gain by going back to court concerning the new wife. If he is disparaging you to your son and your agreement has an anti-disparagement clause (anti-'badmouthing' clause), you could bring a Contempt of Court action. One of the things to consider, however, is what evidence do you have. Some evidence is admissible and some not. It might be worth sitting down with an attorney for a consultation to discuss your options and review the evidence you have. You can also consider reaching out to him about the comments he is saying about your son. There is a way to do it, and a way not to do it however. For examples of what I am talking about, you can listen to our podcast Divorce Team Radio available in most podcast directories. It is episode 23. There are also good co-parenting shows there, like Episode 97 and 84.
Homer P Jordan IV agrees with this answer
A: I agree with my colleague. Whether or not this meets the definition of contempt depends on the facts. You would also need evidence of this happening. Your better route to take may be to have a discussion with him or attend a parenting class together, where you can both agree to be amicable for the sake of the children. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558 HomerJordan.com
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