Hey. This is in State of TN.
I have a friend, yes it is for a friend, I have my own issues that have been answered on here. He too is going thru a custody case. Both parents live in TN and mom moved to Memphis and he is in Nashville. First court date was 11/17/08 and she did not show and her atty continued it. Last court date was 12/22/08 and once again atty continued it. Both times it was continued due to financial reasons limiting her ability to travel. He is thinking she is just stalling so that she can go into court and say it wouldn't be good for the child to move as he is adjusted to his new enviroment.
If she does not show next time, can he ask the judge to deny the continuation as she has had ample time to be here and make arrangements and proceed with the hearing or does she have to be there?
Could he ask for custody of his son on a Temp basis until she decides to show up in court?
He can prove she is unfit and has police reports, child services reports, witnesses for the case. His reason for question is because he will have people in court to testify about her character and actions and he thinks she has the right to question those witnesses. Or is that right waived bc her atty is there and she has failed again to show up?
Rob for Matt