Divorce Update

"When Lisa told me that my divorce had been finalized and to come pick up my papers, it was a relief for me," Alex says.

 

She meets with her divorce attorney, Lisa March, who hands her the final judgment. "You are now officially divorced," Lisa tells her.

 

Alex smiles and says, "Thank you very much for everything that you did. I really appreciate it."

 

[AD]"You're welcome very much. I wish you the best of luck," Lisa says.

 

Alex smiles and says, "One of my many hurdles. I'm just glad it's over with."

 

After her meeting, Alex shares, "That was just one thing I can kind of cross of my list. It's one thing that I have accomplished, and I can move forward with everything."

 

She says she supports Chris being involved in Leilah's life. "As long as he continues to make healthy choices and do the right thing," she says. "I think now that's over with, we can all move forward and focus on what's important."

Chris has recently been deemed an offending parent in the custody battle for Leilah. He shares his side of the story.

"Alexandra is telling all kinds of lies," Chris says. "DCF is requiring me to attend parenting classes. I have to go to a batterers intervention program, which is a six-month-long program. I have to go to substance abuse classes. I have to have random drug tests. With the way my life is right now, it's going be very stressful and very hard. I mean, don't get me wrong, I'd do anything to get my daughter back."

 

[AD]Chris says Alex has made accusations against him. "I am the offending parent, and I've never laid my hand on my daughter. Never will. I mean, like I said, I'm not perfect. I've done bad things in my life," he says. "I don't want to lose sleep at night not knowing my daughter is safe, and I feel like the court system has steered away from the original reason why this dependency case was open. The case was originally opened because somebody put bruises on my daughter. I was in jail, I was incarcerated when these bruises were put on my daughter. I feel like everybody's gotten off of that subject. Who put the bruises on my daughter? Somebody abused my daughter while she was with her mother. Whether it was her mother, whether it's her mother's boyfriend, her mother's boyfriend's friend, it doesn't matter. I would like to know who and remove that person from her life."