Saturday, May 17, 2008

Docket update - still no transcript

Checking the court docket for my case, I find that a court date had been reserved for last Thursday. No one filed papers for it, and nothing happened. Now, another hearing has been reserved for June 18. I have received no notice. I can only guess that my ex-wife is itching to file some more papers against me, but cannot figure out what to claim.

It also says that my ex-wife submitted a "FINDINGS & ORDER AFTER HEARING OF 01/11/08" on May 1. I don't know why she would do that, as the docket shows that she already did it on Feb. 14. She did not send me a copy either time, as is required. Comm. Irwin Joseph was supposed to have issued the written order months ago, but he has not. I wonder how he can even get paid, when he is so many months late signing an order.

Meanwhile the appellate court docket says that the local court clerk promised on Wednesday that "the transcript will be turned in today". But it also says that court reporters Jordan and Parks have not completed their required transcripts, and are subject to being found in contempt of court for their failure.

So I guess that my appeal will be further delayed while my ex-wife continues to make trouble in the lower court. I don't think that I even need the transcripts that are delayed, but I don't have a choice. The whole system seems designed just to make appeals difficult.

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