I have a 3 and 4 yo... little girl and boy. I drive an 1 1/2 hrs. each way to see them once a week night for dinner... Then I have them every other weekend from Friday to Sunday night. We have a great time together, Im a good dad and we really enjoy our time together... I have never been late on a support payment, never missed a weekend with my kids and maybe missed a couple week nights in the last year and a half (since even before the divorce was final). Plus I give her money for food, bring food over, buy the kids clothes and shoes. Even though she was given a house and mercedes by her father, has ZERO bills, gets money from the government and her family and ME, has the kids in FULL time daycare .... AND has a part time job. Now all of a sudden... Im a "bad" guy and she has to take the kids to Texas to live with her fiance. Of course her excuse is 5 pages of lies about what a bad father and husband I was and how terrible I still am... In california, mediation is necessecary in these cases before going to court. Mediation is to commence a week and a half after I got the paperwork and a court date is set for three weeks after that. Needless to say, I was pretty much numb the first week and trying to digest all of this. I need to get money together for an excellent attorney and plead my case. I need to show why MY children NEED ME me and why it's better for them to stay near me. Its all so crazy.... I am going to call the mediator and try and get an extension. A week and a half notice is not enough time when your battling to keep your children in your life... Man, it can get tough in a divorce with children. It just seems like one blow after another. What a nightmare.... Any of you guys or gals go thru this?