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Both our lawyers have informed DHS of our official change of address.

Natasha Ivory has said that we'll be summoned to appear before Youth Court on December 17 (it meets once a month), but we haven't been given an official summons yet.  I'll quote from the lawyer's email as to the reason:

She indicated that you have not signed the service agreements or the rights and responsiblities. Ms. Ivory indicated that your service agreement has not changed. She indicated that Gene asked them to provide additional information regarding the agreement but did not inform them of specific questions. The service agreement must be signed. It is indicating that you understand and agree to work with DHS to achieve your goals/objectives.

Those of you who've seen the video know that we repeatedly asked for specific additional information which we never recieved, and which they promised ON TAPE to provide us in writing.

Our psychologist has finished my sanity assessment and faxed it in.  The children have been medically examined and gotten clean bills of health; a letter to that effect should be ready Monday.

The preliminary paperwork is finished on our buying a house, and the final negotiations are about to begin.  It'll need about a week's worth of renovations after the purchase is finalized.  (There's isn't a "move-in ready" house in five counties.  We looked.)

That's what passes for good news.

We've been talking with the Mississippi Bureau of Investigations.   After stalling us for weeks, they finally said that due to budgetary constraints all property cases without a "smoking gun" piece of evidence attached to them when they come in the door are being given low priority.  This was in spite of the fact that the number of property cases had gone through the roof during the recession.   Everyone who voted to cut government spending, thanks for nothing.

Tomorrow we have a meeting with our lawyer to discuss matters.

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swordznsorcery
Dec. 10th, 2010 06:39 pm (UTC)
What a mess. I hope you're able to relax a bit with the kids over Christmas. Hopefully with the dogs, too!
britgeekgrrl
Dec. 14th, 2010 05:45 pm (UTC)
I've been off the grid for a couple of weeks. I'm glad to hear that y'all are still together and (relatively) sane.

You are smarter than the fools who are trying to screw up your life for no good reason. You will prevail!
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