but the mother drinks and leaves the child home,even tho child knows she has a bedtime here, and responsibilities, she wants to live here. Its in her best interest for many logical reasons too. The judge hates the father, we have tried changing mediation agreement, changing judges, nothing has changed. How can the daughter be heard, her wishes granted and what does the court look for when changing custodial parents? We have no money left, for a lawyer, she has it all (military wife got everything!) what do we do?Does it help that we will be married, the daughter and I love each other and I work from home so I can cut 4 hours off her commute to and from school by driving her myself and she wont be unsupervised and I don't drink, her father socially only? Moms a drunk.
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You would either need to get DCF involved, which may or may not work, as they don't like to get involved in custody battles and will only get involved if they believe it rises to the level of abuse or neglect, or you would need to get a therapist involved, which can be tricky and would almost certainly require the involvement of an attorney who specializes in custody work.
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