I was the Petitioner for each (both) of these petitions. When the trial started, the judge asked me what the case was, that I was making; so I made some general statements. Following this, I found out that when the judge had asked me this, I was supposed to make my entire case; as when I had tried to call witnesses, and enter things into evidence, I was told that I couldn’t because that opportunity had already passed.
After being told that my opportunity to make my case had been forgone, I told the court that this could not remain, and that it was necessary for me to be permitted to make my case…
After having moved the court to allow myself to be heard, the judge asked me what I had for evidence, and I said of course, well I have all these police reports. The judge then asked me if they had been verified as genuine (or something to that effect), by a party which I don’t recall at this time. I asked the judge what was this same party was (it was some kind of department I think), as I was not familiar with it. The judge said that considering how I was unfamiliar with this same party, this meant that the police reports had not been verified by it and because of this, these same police reports could not be entered into evidence. I said to the judge something to the effect of “but these are police reports”, and the judge said that didn’t matter.
The rest of my case consisted of myself trying to get my son’s mother to admit that some text message were in fact her own, so that I could then enter them into evidence, which I had some success with. The police reports were not be allowed to be entered.
Subsequently, while being questioned myself, I was asked about my medical history with regard to mental health, and after my objection was overruled I stated that I had been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia in 2007, three years before my son was born, and three years before the entry of my standing custody and visitation order, which gave me custody and visitation of my son in spite of this same 2007 diagnoses.
Incidentally, a few months after my 2007 diagnoses, I decided to stop my treatment for paranoid schizophrenia; But at no time was my drivers license revoked or even suspended for incompetence; which means that I never had paranoid schizophrenia to begin with…
While years had gone by without myself having been seen by a doctor, or having any interaction with the police, I was found incompetent; and lost custody of, and visitation with, my son. From this, I haven’t seen my son since late September of 2017. In other words, this is happening to myself and my son for absolutely no reason.
When you’re tested, people see your true character; so make it so the content of your character is something good. You have to know your limits though, or you may wind up diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia ;-).