I am in need of some legal guidance, well actually it's my brother who needs it.
The mother of my nephew has decided, nearly 9 years after their breakup that what she was getting from my brother is insufficient and is now dragging my brother in court for more alimony as well as every other dollar she can extract from him.
For example, my nephew had a headache the other day, thus she is requesting that my brother reimburse the bottle of Tylenol she had to buy.
My nephew also happens to be an A student, so she feels it's my brothers responsibility to pay for the private school my nephew attends.
My brother has always been like a doormat when it concerns his children so he has always done his best to provide for them (he has a daughter from another relationship.)
He buys my nephew clothing 4 times a year, he has not bitched once when she either couldn't pick up my nephew or drop him off for unexplained reasons, making him have to leave early from work to cover for her slack. Nor has he bitched every time he picked my nephew up only to seek him carrying a large bag full of dirty clothes, because she simply did not have the time to do the cleaning.
He has paid for at least 60-70% of the private schooling, as well as pretty much every school supply and activity that she enrolled him in.
Anyway If I keep listing these things I'll probably have a novel written down.
I know all of this because during the first 6 of those years, my parents were babysitting my nephew when my brother had to work during the weekends or weeks he had custody, and I lived at home so I saw and heard all the things happening.
Because of all her financial demands, my parents have had to give of their own money to help my brother and it has also happened that I have had to intervene financially.
My brother barely makes 24k and is supporting two kids, She on the other had is living with a man who has his own business, she works as his accountant, yet she is claiming to be on a student's budget (university) and trying hard to provide for her child.
She started university 2 years before she left my brother for the man she is with now.
In the last 3 years she has taken my nephew on about 6 different trips, Las Vegas, France were two of them.
She isn't a bad mother, she takes care of my nephew but she has always been a bit insane and her priorities have never been real straight so her decisions towards his choices (music, activities, etc) are always a bit skewed.
Since her decision to take legal action, she has forbid my brother from calling his son, saying that if my nephew wanted to talk to him he would call him. At this point we're unsure if she has told my nephew the same thing.
She has also forbid my parents from speaking to him or seeing him, saying that grandparents should only be seen once a year.
She has also on several occasions, requested of him to see the logs of his online communications with me. So far my nephew has refused and even deleted them, even though most of them were just conversations about music, games and school. Makes me glad he was at least able to gain a sense of his own privacy.
Anyway, here we are, her lawyers biting at my brothers toes, both my brother and parents are frantically searching for affordable legal counseling, and failing miserably at it.
I'd just like some opinions on reads we can take on this.
Personally I suggested to them that they let me perform an abortion... albeit would be an abortion that is 30ish years late but would resolve the matter fairly quickly...
All kidding aside, um... HELP?