Hello all I am currently going through legal proceedings in the hopes of a relocation order. A little bit of background info: The father and I separated 2 years ago. We share a 6-year-old son. We were civil and had a parenting plan which stipulated week about arrangements. A year ago, I met a new partner and since then, things have been very ugly. A lot of emotional abuse and extreme parental alienation. Tried coming to a compromise so I could leave (back to where I grew up, family, friends, new partner plus job offer - 900km away), tried mediation and still no agreement was reached. I do not want to keep my son from his father. I have offered all of every school holidays and even two Christmas's to my one. After mediation, there was a Domestic Violence incident (in full view of the child) on changeover day. There were many witnesses and a dash cam footage supporting this, so he is currently fighting the Domestic Violence Order (that police placed on him) and an assault charge. He is also currently going through court for a drug driving charge. Fast forward to the first court mention in regards to the relocation, he filed his affidavit that morning 3 weeks after receiving mine. His is filled with absolutely heinous lies that have sickened me to the core and blown my mind: stating that my partner and I take drugs and have a "sex den", that I neglect my child, that I am suicidal and that I physically abused him for years and he has gone into great detail. I have legal representation, he self-represented. My affidavit was extremely child focused and I did not degrade or try assassinate his character, nor did I lie. It was adjourned for 3 months time. In the meantime, the father has degraded me all over social media, also stating that he won in court (possibly thinking so because we withdrew interim orders as we knew there was no way a judge would rule based on the lies in his affidavit without being proven otherwise, although I'm quite sure the judge did not even read at least the father's affidavit as it was 19 pages long), but we are still seeking a relocation on a final basis. Orders were made to keep the week about arrangements. We are having a family report done in the coming weeks. I am hoping this will help my case. I've had people tell me "the good guy never wins and to play dirty", but I refuse to turn this into a mud-slinging match or stretch the truth. I just want an honest outcome so my son can have the best chance at a healthy life. One other thing, I've read many reports that the judge who is handling this case is a "father-loving judge". These statements scare me. I hope it is not true and I truly need to have faith in him and the system, but the more I research the more it dwindles. Sorry about the sloppy post, family court is the most distressing experience ever, as many of you would understand. Just looking for any opinions that may possibly help. And also any guidance on how you may have handled going through this stressful process. Thank you in advance.