The matter is listed for an adjourned DRA on _____ _____ 2018 10AM. The parties to attend at 9AM.
DRA = Dispute Resolution Appointment
I want to know what would happen if I don't show up for the Court date and don't bother to send an attorney?
According to various sources, Family Court decides what is in the best interest of the children.
I've already had two Court dates:
- Received a letter (as if the letter couldn't be sent beforehand) and that was it. (wait 3-4 months)
- Instructed to a £950 per session lawyer to dispute all the false statements (I was worried I'll get too emotional). Court acknowledged that I do not agree but never proceeded to actually rebutting them. (wait 3-4 months)
I'm considering an option of not showing up at all - saving the expense of travel, saving the expense of hiring an attorney.
In my version of reality, all the correspondence can be done via email.
So far there was absolutely nothing that had to be arranged in person.
Even the judge changed each time, no such thing as building rapport and getting to know the parties.
Of course, I am concerned that not showing up will leave an impression as if I didn't care that's why I would explain the rationale in the correspondence to the Court - I do care, I just don't feel like participating in the total bullshit legal fiction.
If the Family Law really does what is in the best interest of the children, I can put my ego aside and allow the justice... Too bad people employed in the legal system are very often poorly paid, stressed, surrounded by low vibrations and not appreciated - I don't really want to allow such people to make decisions on my behalf when I'm not present.
(chances are that I'll either show up or pay someone, I just want to know what are the options)