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If she will come into court and say, "Yes, Judge Father is right, I don't care about the child, and have no empathy for the child, etc.." then you are home free. But you know she won't say that and will deny it. So STOP talking conclusions that judges cant work from, "not in best interest, no empathy, etc."' and write a SHORT declaration that puts for the EVIDENCE to support your conclusions not just your conclusions. An attorney can help you write this.
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You obviously need a lawyer, as you can't rely on your own testimony, and a court mediator may not be helpful, especially if you are in a "confidential" county which prohibits the mediator from making recommendations. This is a matter which may require the Court to appoint Minor's Counsel.