UPDATE MAY 2014: Mentioned below are all our posts in which we reported the details of the new custody proceedings between Levi Johnston and Bristol Palin concerning their son Tripp. We published the complete legal exchanges between the parties, including the new affidavits and court orders. Almost all of these documents have never been published elsewhere.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
BREAKING - The heat is on: Levi Johnston files for joint custody and asks court to hold Bristol Palin in contempt and return Tripp to Alaska - UPDATE: Read Levi's new court filings! Levi asserts that Bristol took Tripp out of state against a court order, seeks a court ruling about the custody, provides detailed affidavit
Thursday, March 13, 2014
New filings in the custody case between Levi Johnston and Bristol Palin - Exchanging legal arguments and new affidavits, and Bristol is on the defensive: No sign of necessary "written consent" by Levi to remove Tripp from Alaska, just the opposite
Saturday, March 22, 2014
Custody trial Levi Johnston vs Bristol Palin, the next round - Levi's lawyer tears Bristol's legal arguments apart and shows that Alaska case law is not in Bristol's favour - "A child is not a chattel to be bargained away for consideration"
Thursday, April 3, 2014
First court order in new custody case between Levi Johnston and Bristol Palin: None of Levi's motions have been dismissed, trial setting conference scheduled, evidentiary hearing required, court notes that "a best interest finding" in regard to their son Tripp has never been made in the past
Sunday, May 4, 2014
Levi's and Bristol's custody trial is now scheduled not just for one, but two days!
The custody trial between Levi Johnston and Bristol Palin continues. We extensively reported about Levi's new filings in our post of February 25, and exclusively published Levi's court documents. In stark contrast to the custody trial from late 2009/early 2010, the media now displays a rather curious disinterest. In 2009, you found Bristol Palin's legal filings for download in "TMZ" and other websites quicker than you could say "Jack Flash."
However, in 2014, there is right now no other website apart from "Politicalgates" which bothers to publish the documents.
Why is that? Could it be that the Palins this time have no desire to draw too much attention to the trial and the documents, and therefore haven't unleashed their media contacts, in contrast to their usual "modus operandi"?
I believe that this very well could be the case, as the documents so far clearly reveal that Bristol Palin did with Tripp whatever pleased her, and never bothered to get any permission from Levi for anything she did with the child. In doing so, Bristol also violated the "Court Domestic Relations Pretrial Order in Case No. SPA-13-0251 1 CI" dated October 19, 2013, as we also explained in our previous post, because Bristol Palin lacked the necessary "written consent" to take Tripp out of Alaska.
But this is just one aspect of this trial. This is the sincere fight of a father for his child, and his "opponent" is not just Bristol, but also one of the most notorious families in America with an atrocious track record, as far as custody trials are concerned.
This is the lengthy response of Bristol's (and Sarah Palin's) attorney John J. Tiemessen Levi's new motions from March 7, 2014, which also contains an affidavit by Bristol:
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This is a very interesting part from Bristol's affidavit:
Just four days later, on March 11, 2014, Levi Johnston's lawyer Darryl L. Thompson filed a well-prepared response:
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Screenshot of the first three pages:
Screenshot of Levi's new affidavit:
Therefore Levi Johnston does not agree at all with the claim that he gave consent to remove Tripp from Alaska.
He included for example the following text message exchanges he had with Bristol, and which support the assertions in his filings and affidavits:
Don't let other people tell you that Levi Johnston has no right to see Tripp because he hasn't paid child support. Levi has paid tens of thousands of dollars of child support already, and he currently pays a large percentage of his income for child support. The recipient of the child support is Bristol Palin - who is a millionaire.
This custody trial is far from over.