STAMFORD — A bitter custody dispute among Fotis and Jennifer Dulos that has spanned two years has heated up again with attorneys from both sides sparring this week.
In the modern day motions filed on Tuesday, a divorce attorney for Jennifer Dulos wants Fotis Dulos and his attorneys held in contempt and for the court docket to impose sanctions for violating a judge’s order that sealed custody and psychological assessment carried out on the Dulos family.
Greenwich lawyer Wayne Effron, who is representing Jennifer Dulos, is also asking for Michael Meehan to be removed because of the court docket-appointed dad or mum at litem for the 5 Dulos youngsters. Effron has accused Meehan of wrongly liberating the evaluation to Fotis Dulos and his attorneys.
Meehan, a Bridgeport legal professional, had filed his very own movement on Monday, looking for sanctions in opposition to Norm Pattis for violating the courtroom order. Meehan accused Pettis, who’s representing Fotis Dulos in his criminal and divorce instances, of creating statements to the media about facts contained inside the assessment.
“As the court docket is well aware, that is a be counted that has obtained great public notoriety,” Meehan said inside the motion. “Based upon records and perception, there are quoted statements through Attorney Pattis approximately the document, that has been disseminated or published in written and digital form through the media, which if actual, are in direct violation of this court’s May nine, 2019 order.”
Judge Donna Heller, who has been presiding over the divorce case, will listen to Meehan’s movement at 9:30 a.M. Wednesday in Stamford’s family court.
Pattis stated Tuesday he doesn’t suppose his comments violated the courtroom order however might listen to the judge if she disagrees.
“I have good sized respect for Judge Heller,” Pettis stated. “If I erred, I’m positive she’ll tell me.”
Pattis’ state-of-the-art remarks — suggesting Jennifer Dulos staged her disappearance to border her husband — had been met with a strong response.
A spokeswoman for Jennifer Dulos’ family said Pettis’ “assaults and ludicrous” theories are hurting the 5 Dulos youngsters.
Pattis has also filed motions this week, requesting the assessment be unsealed due to the fact he feels it’s going to assist his consumer’s criminal defense and for Fotis Dulos to get custody of his children.
Pattis said the evaluation might want to establish Fotis Dulos had “no reason to cause the disappearance of Mrs. Dulos,” and that “Mrs. Dulos had the purpose to cast aspersion and suspicion on Mr. Dulos as a private vengeance.”
The assessment would also refute claims that Fotis Dulos “turned into violent, controlling or menacing to Mrs. Dulos,” Pattis wrote within the motion.
Pattis said his consumer also plans to “are seeking for visitation with, and custody of, the youngsters.”
The custody of the Dulos kids has been in the center of the couple’s -12 months divorce case. Jennifer Dulos’ mom, Gloria Farber, is now searching for criminal custody.
The kids had been staying at Farber’s Manhattan condo under the watch of an armed protect because Jennifer Dulos went lacking.
Fotis Dulos, 51, and his female friend, Michelle Troconis, forty-four, are each loose on bail even as charged with tampering with proof and hindering prosecution about Jennifer Dulos’ disappearance.
As part of the conditions of their release on bail, Fotis Dulos and Troconis are required to remain in Connecticut and were monitored by using a GPS device. However, Fotis Dulos crossed the kingdom line into New York on Monday. His legal professionals stated a using app diverted him around a car accident onto a route that in brief took him into Westchester County.
“Apparently while journeying in western Connecticut, Mr. Dulos inadvertently crossed nation lines on a rustic street,” Pettis stated in an assertion. “The courtroom become informed. No one seems too concerned about it. Unfortunately, roads twist and turn, every so often crossing nation lines.”
Crossing country lines should violate the situations of Fotis Dulos’ release, and a decision may want to improve or revoke his bail.
Since posting bail, Fotis Dulos has been seen numerous instances at 61 Sturbridge Hill Road, a New Canaan belongings owned by his actual property development company, Fore Group. The 7,000-rectangular-foot home, indexed at $four.8 million and located near Pound Ridge, N.Y., is where acquaintances stated they heard loud banging noises the morning after Jennifer Dulos went missing.
A former Fore Group worker who became running at the Sturbridge Hill Road home turned into seen driving Fotis Dulos’ Ford Raptor pickup truck in New Canaan the day of the disappearance. But Lindy Urso, an attorney representing the man, said his customer has cooperated with investigators and has been ruled out as a suspect.
Jennifer Dulos became remaining visible round 8 a.M. May 24 after dropping off her five children at New Canaan Country School. After missing several doctors appointments in New York, she turned into pronounced missing round 7 p.M. That night.
According to their arrest warrants, Fotis Dulos and Troconis have been visible on video surveillance driving on Albany Avenue in Hartford around the time Jennifer Dulos become said missing.
Fotis Dulos become visible tossing rubbish baggage into extra than 30 trash bins in a four-mile span that had been later decided to have his estranged spouse’s blood on some of them, the warrants stated. State’s Attorney Richard Colangelo additionally said Fotis Dulos’ DNA was located blended with his wife’s blood on the faucet of her kitchen sink.