Traffic tickets

This will all depend on his attorney and how ruthless he/she is. Anything that may affect the child can be brought up in a custody hearing including having no driver’s license and no means of transportation.
The fact that your ex has not paid child support or post separation support as he should be would make a difference, but you will have to get around the fact that your license was revoked and the other violations to get the court to see that…
The thing about not mentioning previous charges would refer to criminal charges. Any prior acts would have to be allowed by a judge to be heard. This has nothing to do with a custody hearing…

Your ability to drive and transport the children can be an issue when addressing the issue of child custody. If you can do anything to resolve this situation before court that will be in your best interests.

Helena M. Nevicosi
Attorney with Rosen Law Firm

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I have received some traffic tickets recently due to lack of registration, inspection and insurance issues. The tag and inspection I knew about and have been trying to clear up. However, due to a lack of money (I am in severe financial straits due to the way my ex left me and our “situations” and haven’t been able to take care of these things. I recently had no choice but to use my car for work and getting the children to school. I did NOT know about the insurance. I was under the impression that my ex was paying in until I found out otherwise when I was stopped. Also, somewhere in this whole mess (I absolutely swear I didn’t know this!!), my license was revoked. I also found this out when I was stopped. My truck has been impounded. All of these things (except those I knew nothing about) I have been trying to clear up but simply do not have the money (ex is not supporting properly).

Here’s the question, can my ex use this against me in the upcoming child custody/support trial. Isn’t there something about not being able to mention previous “charges”. He will use all he can get----even lying on the stand. He has already lied in deposition and affidavit. Please help!!