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Q. (By Mr. AngryDad) So as far as you know, there areSince I did not answer his question in court, I answer it here.
no examples in which [AngryMom] and I did not cooperate on
A. I think I just --
Q. In that four years of joint custody?
A. I just testified to two things. One is that [AngryMom]
indicated to me that there were several things that you
and she did not agree to, did not cooperate on during that
And number two --
Q. Okay --
A. -- and number two is that I did not assess that. I
merely listened to it.
Q. Okay. But I'm asking you about your knowledge here.
I mean, you did do a $28,000 of work on this case.
A. And you know what? You've said that many times, and
I'm going to answer that. How does the amount of money
that was spent on this evaluation have anything to do with
anything you're asking me about at this point in time?
THE COURT: Okay. So the witness doesn't get to
ask the lawyer questions, but --
THE WITNESS: I understand. But this is
something that has gone on and on and on. And I want it
as part of the record.
MR. AngryDad: Well --
THE WITNESS: So it is now part of the record
unless you strike it. But I will apologize for stating
that and we'll move on.
THE COURT: I don't think you have to apologize
for that, but you don't have to answer it. And let us go
ahead and move on.
Q. (By Mr. AngryDad) Okay. I'd like -- you -- you just
said that you thought there were a couple of examples that
[AngryMom] alleged of noncooperation. Could you tell us one
A. To the best of my recollection, [AngryMom] was concerned
about your feeding of the kids, about your facilitating
their extracurricular activities, and about some of your
disciplinary techniques. That's my recollection.
Q. Is that all you can do? I mean, I don't --
A. That's all I can do.
And I didn't take it as a fact that she was correct.
I'm telling you that I took it as a sign that you and she
were in disagreement during that period of time. I didn't
assume that what she was telling me was the truth.
Q. And that's all you're going to tell me?
A. That's all I'm going to tell you.
Ken Perlmutter did a $28,000 evaluation and wrote an order depriving me of all legal and physical custody of my kids. He justified it, in part, by saying that my ex-wife are not able to cooperate. I do believe that if he is going to accept that kind of money, and take that sort of action, then he should be able to back up what he says with some sort of example. He could not. We should not have had to pay him $28,000 to learn that my ex-wife has some vague and unsubstantiated allegations.