My question involves a child custody case from the State of: Illinois
My ex filed a contempt case against me and I have a court date in a few weeks.
Here's the background information: We divorced in 2008- we have a history of domestic violence and he has a battery charge on his record so please keep this is mind- and also on the date it was finalized an agreement signed by both him and I was submitted which allowed me to move from IL to WA with the kids. Neither party currently lives in IL and haven't for at least 2 years. This agreement has set out visitation schedules which he has not utilized AT ALL in 2 years. He has never taken his summer visits, web visits, etc.
This motion was only filed because I usually come back to the area for Spring Break and this year I cannot. (the agreement does NOT say I am required to come back to town on Spring Break I just visit my family since they are in the same area and it's supposed to be his week, but he never has taken it).
Firstly, under the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act this shouldn't even be heard in IL because neither of us live there and Washington would now be the home state for the kids and I petitioned that in my response, but secondly someone else is filing pro se motions against me with obvious misinformation (they have no real knowledge of the situation, only what has been told to them) and this person forged my ex's signature on pro se motions. I do have proof of this.
My question is what do I do?
There are claims of all sorts from visitation withholding to PAS.... I have NEVER said he couldn't have the kids and I have tried to encourage him to come here even if it's not his visitation week to see them and he hasn't done that either. He refuses to give me an address where he actually lives and gives me relatives addresses but he has mine and I haven't moved repeatedly like he has. I mean should I really be worried about this? And isn't there any repercussions for forging someone's name on motions like that?