The plot was to have Jeremiah caught on Smart Phone talking negatively about Kat.
This would be put in place by Jeremiah’s ‘friends’; that is the friends of Kat who pretended to be his friends.
Kat told them to focus on the ‘wear the pants’ paradigm. Jerry often said that he ‘wore the pants’ so could easily be encouraged to say something about making all the decisions. If pressed he could say something about Kat being stupid.
Getting the right words from Jerry’s mouth, recording him on their phones, they could paint him as the abusive narcissist Kat needed to create.
What she needed the lawyer to be able to plead, is that here was a man who totally swallowed his wife. A man who kept her in a virtual prison,in which he made all the decisions.
A man who had taken her own child from her, corrupted the child, so that Alice hated her own mother.
This last part needed to be finessed, because Kat didn’t want any part of Alice and Jerry had to take complete custody.
Of course, it had to look that this twisting of Alice’s emotions was such that she had to stay with her father. And Kat would be magnanimous and give Jerry full custody.
Kat had to play the perfect wife who was abused by a dominating cruel man. However, she had to also paint him as the perfect father. For the last thing in the world Kat wanted was that ugly baby named Alice.