Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Petition For Dissolution of Marriage: Duckett vs Duckett

The previous blog article was the Paternity Settlement Agreement.  The following is the 42 pages of the petition for dissolution of marriage, Lake County Clerk of Courts Case N0.2006-DR-1178. I am including the docket for the case as of 3/12/2013.

As you read the foregoing documents look at the dates that the documents originated as well as the dates recorded in the courts. The activity is from June 14, 2006 until the dismissal on September 14, 2006 because of Melinda Duckett's death.

Melinda was granted sole custody of Trenton Duckett on May 26, 2006. She was awarded child support which commenced on February 15, 2006 until such time that Trenton reached the age of 18.
She filed for divorce on June 14, 2006 which included the Paternity Settlement Agreement. Parenting courses for both Melinda and Josh were ordered on June 14th with copies sent to Josh's attorney Mary Hatcher. Service was attempted numerous times on Josh Duckett without success. Then the divorce papers were successfully served on Carla Massero at 4:55 PM on July 3, 2006.  That night at 8:15 PM the threatening email was sent to Melinda's Myspace account. 
Melinda filed a restraining order on July 5, 2006 after filing a police report on July 4. On July 7th, the attorney filed for motion to compel Josh to pay child support, owing for May, June and July at $403 each month and to be held in contempt of  court for non payment.

There was a court hearing held on July 13, 2006 and Melinda was successful regarding the restraining order against Josh on both hers and Trenton's behalf.

With the case at issue Melinda filed a request for a pretrial conference and non-jury trial and was granted a two hour trial to be held in Judge Lawrence Semento's chambers in Taveres, Florida on October 9, 2006 at 1:30 PM. This order was signed by the judge on August 23, 2006 4 days before Trenton was abducted. A copy of said order was mailed to Josh's attorney Mary Hatcher on August 24, 2006.

Then on August 25, 2006 Melinda's attorney filed a motion to consolidate Petition for Injunction for Protection Against Domestic Violence with Minor Child into the Dissolution of Marriage also sent to Josh Duckett's attorney. The Notice of Hearing was to be held before Judge Semento on September 13, 2006 at 10 AM in Tavares.

August 27, 2006 Trenton Duckett was abducted...not hidden from his father...not killed. Abducted.