Jump to content

MIL dropped her court case!
Little thank you #46


  • Please log in to reply
55 replies to this topic

#1 Guest_3Keiki_*

Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:34 AM

SO I DESERVED some good news right?
I really did.
ANd I got it.
Call from my lawyer this morning - MIL et all have withdrawn action regarding the D & D payout and have agreed to pay costs to date. My solicitor reckons theres had and quiet word and told them the chance of them winning was a snowball in hell and they needed to back off before it got really nasty.
MIL has agreed to my suggestion of a family mediation to set some ground rules to ensure there is a continuing relationship with the children AND that means.......
I am leaving on a jet plane and I won't be back again leaving on a.....
Well actually it will be a moving truck but snowy region here we come!!!!

Edited by 3Keiki, 28 November 2012 - 07:46 PM.


#2 Batmansunderpants

Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:37 AM

That is awesome news! I'm glad your MIL took the advice given. Best of luck with your move.

#3 *Lib*

Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:39 AM

What a relief!

#4 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:40 AM

That is wonderful news! What a load off your shoulders. S pleased for you original.gif

#5 1&Twins

Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:41 AM

Very pleased to hear this news original.gif

#6 Cranky Kitten

Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:44 AM

So pleased to hear it! Wishing you all the best with the move original.gif

#7 PrincessPeach

Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:47 AM

Time to do the Happy Dance!!!

I'm very glad that the solicitors have been reasonable & not just seen dollar signs.

#8 ani1

Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:49 AM

Fantastic original.gif

#9 boatiebabe

Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:51 AM

That's great news. You really did not need the stress!

Sanity has prevailed.

Do you think she dropped it so you would be a godparent?

#10 Romeo Void

Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:52 AM

Brilliant news!  Merry Chrismas LOL.

#11 M1B2G

Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:55 AM

Good luck for the move.. biggrin.gif

#12 deedee15

Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:58 AM

Yay, congrats and best of luck on your new life ahead!!!

#13 fick

Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:58 AM

Excellent news! Merry Christmas to you! original.gif

#14 Mumma Mash

Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:00 AM

I remember you're post about the big decision to move, I can't believe you've had to deal with you're MIL contesting it!

I am glad for you're sake she's dropped it and you can now start the new chapter in your life with you're kids in you're new home <3

As for you're other post about being a godparent, perhaps they think you're more financially secure now so should BiL/SIL pass their kids will be well cared for? Seems a little suss given you're payout/court case etc... Timing and all. We can't tell you what to do, only you know what you're hearts saying.

Best of luck with the move. original.gif

#15 MuppetGirl

Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:04 AM

What a relief for you! I am really glad to hear they have (hopefully) seen sense in this matter.

I hope they can come to the party with mediation for the sake of the kids.

#16 Ice Queen

Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:06 AM

I am just so pleased for you.  Years ago I worked for an accountant who was executor of a will.  We sat by and watched 3 kids fight it out and basically eat up all the money that was in the will.  It was heartbreaking to watch and the only people making any money were the lawyers.  I am just so glad that this is not going to happen to you and your family.

Good luck with your new life.  I was touched by your last post when you said your whole life was currently defined by your DH's passing.  It will always be a big part of who you are, but you and your kids are much more than this and you will all be happy again.  biggrin.gif

#17 Guest_3Keiki_*

Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:07 AM

THanks everyone
I don't think the decision was made to try and get me to the godparent thing, I have already said no and SIL nver really wanted me too anyway - too much of a leftie pinko for her. ANd I think BIL knows I wouldn't change my mind. I am not sure what tipped her over the edge I think her husband could have influenced the decsion as he would have been watching the $$$ creep up.
I am off to read the moving to canberra thread as I wanted to see if there was anything interesting (will be over an hour from canberra) but didn't want to tempt fate.

#18 bluetea

Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:11 AM

That is fantastic news! I'm so glad you get to move forward now.
Good Luck. xx


#19 ~elle~

Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:21 AM

I am so relieved for you!!!

( Although the cynic in my head is saying... is she trying to establish some contact / bonds now so that she can prevent you from moving as her grandma "rights" will have now been firmly established????)

Move fast and move now.

#20 FlutterbyBlue

Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:24 AM

Fantastic news  biggrin.gif  I am so glad for you.  Pick a superlative and just yell it from the roof top! biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif   bbighug.gif



#21 CallMeFeral

Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:30 AM

Brilliant! original.gif

#22 Just Another Cat

Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:46 AM

That's fantastic news. Your story is so touching, I'm glad it's finally taking a positive turn biggrin.gif

#23 Sentient Puddle

Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:47 AM

Great news - but I would pack up and run now! tongue.gif

#24 Therese

Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:48 AM

That is fantastic news original.gif

#25 rainycat

Posted 27 November 2012 - 02:00 PM

Hooray!!  That is great news. biggrin.gif




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Get your FREE Baby & Toddler Show ticket!

Get your free ticket to the Sydney Essential Baby & Toddler Show for September 25-27 - register online now.

A solo birth, a wasp swarm and a forest fire: mum and baby's amazing story of survival

Desperate, out of petrol and low on food, a new mother lit a fire in the hope of attracting attention.

Boy found on swing died of hypothermia and dehydration, autopsy finds

The story was chilling and heartbreaking: a three-year-old boy was found dead in a Southern Maryland park, his mother pushing him on the swing.

Child's play and laughter help battle fatigue

Feeling fatigued? Uh-huh, thought as much. Join the queue.

Dad shares entertaining 'how to hold a baby' clip

For many new dads, their own child is the first baby they have ever held. So one dad has posted an instructive YouTube video titled "How to Hold a Baby".

The Australian baby with 100,000 Facebook fans

She may be only eight months old, but Egypt has already amassed more than 100,000 fans and received a letter from royalty - Hollywood royalty that is.

Public welcome outside church for Princess Charlotte's christening

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have invited well-wishers to see Princess Charlotte outside church in Sandringham on day of her baptism.

Tongue tie: what you need to know

Tongue and lip tie can lead to many problems for babies - and their parents. Here are the signs of tongue tie and how it's treated.

My daughter is small but that doesn't matter

My daughter may be small, but it's my job as her parent to refocus back where it belongs - on who she is as a person

Wet wipes linked to rise in allergic reactions

The government has issued a health warning after a rise in allergic skin reactions has been linked to a preservative found in some wet wipes.

Gay couple in their 80s first to wed in Dallas after Supreme Court ruling

Love may have won, but it came with quite the wait.

William Tyrrell's family marks birthday with cake and renewed appeal

The family of missing boy William Tyrrell will mark his fourth birthday on Friday making a cake to share with friends and family as NSW police renewed their public appeal for information on his disappearance.

What all parents should know about safe babywearing

A picture of Ryan Reynolds always gets the girls talking, and a recently shared photo has done exactly that - but this time, it's for all the wrong reasons.

Baby's head shape reveals potentially fatal condition

Thinking her baby just had an unusually shaped head, a mother was shocked to discover it was instead linked to a dangerous condition.

'Help - my toddler hits me!'

My toddler has started hitting when he gets frustrated, is feeling ignored, or just thinks it might be fun.

Why IVF success rates may not be what you think

Transparency, accountability and responsibilityare essential measures to protect IVF vulnerable patients.

On the 10th anniversary of my son's death

This day marks a significant day. Today marks 10 years since I lost my son Kai.

Mother-in-law 'from hell' inspires survival guide

The happily ever after Nicola Milan had imagined wasn't to be – and she blames her mother-in-law.

Name your baby Quinoa, win a $10K gift card

Choosing a name for your little bundle of joy is always a major decision. It can be something traditional, trendy, creative … or inspired by the menu of your favourite chain restaurant.

Owning a pair of nail scissors does not make me a hairdresser

It's been a whole year since sleeping in until 10am. A whole year since having a peaceful shower.

The 83 children who were tragically let down in the last decade

Over a 10-year period, 83 children died from domestic violence abuse in NSW, with three quarters of the victims aged five years or under, the NSW Ombudsman has revealed.

Expert Q&A: Gross motor skill development in toddlers and preschoolers

Dr Katie Heathershaw answers questions about jumping, toe walking, riding a bike and being pigeon toed.

Is it reasonable to expect your partner to give up drinking in pregnancy?

From the moment that I fell pregnant with my son, I realised just how much my life had already started to change.

Stroke victim joins class action against makers of popular contraceptive pill

"I was terrified I would always be this way. The pill needs to come with a much higher warning."

Sexy time

Why you should get excited about scheduling sex

Unfortunately, the belief that sex should always be spontaneous is a myth. It just isn't.

When newborn photoshoots get messy

When it comes to newborn photoshoots, it is all about the timing.

Orphaned baby daughter Ayla wakes from coma

Former All Black Jerry Collins' critically injured orphaned daughter has awoken from her coma and is able to bottle-feed.

Dad takes miraculous catch while feeding baby

One American father has taken multitasking to a new level at a Cubs-Dodgers baseball game at Wrigley Field.

'Samuel is our firstborn, and he will never be forgotten'

Having lost their firstborn at one day old, the Carrolls were overjoyed to welcome their daughter Isobel into the world a year later.

Channel 10's Sarah Harris expecting first child

The Studio host Sarah Harris doesn't mind if her first baby is a boy or girl, but she does hope it is born with one thing in particular.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

27 funny ultrasound pictures

Ultrasounds give you a look at your growing baby ... and sometimes what appears to their womb-buddy, or your bub in an amusing position.

The top 6 misleading parenting terms

From 'morning sickness' to 'the terrible twos', there are many parenting terms that are misleading.

When 'good' nannies go bad

While most nannies take pride in their work, there can be some who have a hidden side.

Woman hospitalised for skinny jeans injury

Beware: skinny jeans might be bad for your health.

Gauze seeding: the bacteria-breeding birth trend

A number of women having caesarean deliveries are now taking steps to give their baby a better 'microbiome' start in life.

Jimmy Fallon writes new children's book for dads

Jimmy Fallon, host of NBC's The Tonight Show, recently wrote a children's book about every father's secret wish for their baby's first word to be "dada" - not "mama".

28 names for babies born in winter

Looking for some baby name inspiration for a bub born during the colder months? Here are 28 options from around the world to consider.

The horrible act that sparked a brawl at child's birthday party

The uncle of the seven-year-old girl at the centre of the brawl at child's birthday party in Sydney's west has described the events leading up to the alarming show of violence.

Babies 'benefit from iPads at a young age': study

More often than not, you'll read that screen time for children should be kept to a minimum - but some scientists are now challenging this way of thinking.

Do mums really just obsessively talk about their children?

Natalie Reilly describes three main types of conversations mothers have. And, surprise, they're not all about kids.

Why some dogs might attack babies or young kids

A baby's smell, the noises it makes and even its gaze can contribute to the potential for a dog attack.

Mum demands refund for 'beargina' christening cake

It was meant to be a tasteful cake to help celebrate a three-year-old's christening.

5 things no one warns you about after giving birth

How many times have you been warned about all the sleepless nights you have to 'look forward to' when you become a parent?

Police officer sang nursery rhyme as heartbreaking photo was taken

A police officer arrived at a devastating scene on Thursday: a car crash resulting in all passengers being thrown from the vehicle.

Don't worry, working mums: Just leave Dad in charge at home

Want to open the boardroom doors for women? Encourage - heck, praise - dads who stay home with their children.

Hilaria Baldwin shares post-baby selfie

Just two days after giving birth, actor Alec Balwin's wife posted a post-baby picture on social media.

'Help - my child won't ever do what I ask!'

Compliance is part of the parent-child relationship, but so is resistance. It's all natural.

Postnatal depression support gets $23 million boost in NSW

The Baird government will include $22.8 million in Tuesday's NSW budget to expand a program designed to help parents at risk of postnatal depression (PND).

'I'm just as tired, scared and stressed as you': stay-at-home dad's plea

I'm really lucky to have two great kids, but I found it really tough with so much being aimed at the mothers and not the fathers.

 

FREE TICKET

Get your FREE ticket to the Baby & Toddler Show

Get your free ticket to the Sydney Essential Baby & Toddler Show for September 25-27 - register online now.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.