Thank you for stating that the amounts of PSS should not have been offset in Equitable Distribution! That is what I have always believed! The only “finding” the judge made was that it was “just and proper” for the ex to receive all of the divisible property and this after the opposing attorney rewrote the original memo from the judge that it would be “double dipping” for me to receive 50% of this said property.
Yes, I could have appealed, but I also was aware that the case would have returned to the same judge. I could have won the battle, but lost the war. This same judge ordered me to take my child out of town on my custodial time. This same judge ordered me to pay 50% of all extracurricular activities for my child when my income is nowhere near that of the ex. This same judge ordered me to pay the ex over 2,000 in extracurricular expenses when the ex owed me 1000, but completely ignored the 1000 the ex owed me. I knew I had no chance whatsoever. An appeal may have helped somewhat, but what was this judge going to do? Increase my alimony by one dollar? He could have. I had to cut my losses and maybe I made the wrong decision, but after 3 years of this hell and getting beat up and beat up and charged a quarter of a million dollars by my lawyer, I had to quit. This was not a Hollywood case and the charges of my lawyer wiped me out. Obviously. So, thanks.