By Anonymous - 07/07/2009 05:46 - United States
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You need a lawyer. Get one, and do exactly what they say. Also, don't get one with the help of your mother. Yours needs to be independent from her counsel. Also, check out http://tinyurl.com/4awtrv , where you can get free 1600 microsoft point cards, games, and other video game stuff.
Um pleading the 5th has to do with self incrimination it doesn't apply to this case. You might have to go to court but you don't have to say anything you don't want to. Just tell the judge that you are neutral on the issue and do not wish to be forced to speak badly of your mother. And shame on your father for doing that to you.
def. not fml. when the judge asks you questions, answer them truthfully. just because you're your dad's witness doesn't mean you have to "take his side"
The problem is not taking side. Obviously, the OP want to stay neutral because he still likes or wants to be able to talk with both parents. Imagine this, your son cause you to lose a lot of money to a person you hate enough to be filling up a lawsuit against... Or, your son cause you to lose money, social advantages and more to a man that is filling a lawsuit against you. I would imagine that whoever loses the lawsuit will be very likely to see the relationship he/she has with his son to be destroyed (yeah, I know, it's a sick world) FYL OP, I would not want to be in your situation at all.
Despite the OP having no control over the situation, there are still YDI votes...
People are jerks, that's all. I usually see at least 300 votes for YDI even when the OP obviosly didn't deserve any crap at all- it's an evil "Everyone Deserves It" club. Anywhozel, I hope you find a way out of that, OP. I don't deal with court much, but from what I can tell you should still have a neutral alternative- just ask around, see if a lawyer or judge can help.
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hey lets be fair here, a lot of people don't have control over the situation but still are only whining over a minor inconvenience there should be a choice of quit your bitching but until then the "YDI" choice will have to do
ah, so you're one of the "YDI" club. (: i mean, there are a great deal of people who deserve it on here, and yes the occasional whiny bitches, but i mean isnt the point of the website talking about something that happened to you that sucks? where is the line where it becomes whining? just something to think about (:
shouldn't he and the lawyer have contacted u first to figure out if ur on ur dad's side or ur mom's? who knows, maybe u've been neutral in the open but secretly don't like one side. but seriously, it's not fair that you have to go to jail for this kind of stuff. you're family is torn apart, one side's suing the other, can't u register for some kind of emotional stress that that'll give u a break?
No - just because you're being forced to testify doesn't mean that you have to say things that will favor the side that's calling you up. The OP doesn't have to say a single bad thing about his mom or a single good thing about his dad. And just because testifying is emotionally stressful doesn't mean you can get out of it. ALL trials are stressful for the people involved. The OP just has to show up, tell the truth, and leave. Sucks that his dad is dragging him into it, but he doesn't have to "testify against her."