I’m 35/m/Illinois, My custody case for my kids lasted two years and in the end the Judge ruled for the mother.
With all the information entered he felt it would be detrimental to the mother to remove the kids from her. We had two custody evaluations, one was the courts expert, the other was her expert, both ruled that the kids needed to be removed from the mother and custody be given to me.
There was a personal injury settlement involved in the marital property, from a motorcycle accident I was in, that the lawyers on both sides seem to have their hands into.
The evaluations ruled in my favor due to a long history of mental illness the mother has had. There is alot more involved but I will keep this short for now.
I guess I just need someones ear to bend. Thanks for listening.