When I first contacted Ms. Barbee I mentioned my daughter or myself had not lived in Texas in 15 years. The home state of the child was in MS. She convinced me since I was moving to Louisiana in the next few months, my case needed to be heard in TX. Mistake because anyone who could be a witness, friends, relatives, teachers, psychologists lived in MS. My case is now known to be one of the most severe cases of Parental Alienation by 3 Parental Alienation experts. I allowed my daughter to go visit her dad for an early Summer visitation, longer than the normal week and when it was time for her to come home he served me with a restraining order and papers to take custody. I wasn’t allowed to speak to or see my own child for 6 months then I only got to see her with an amicus attorney and counselor. Ms. Barbee never acted like she believed me, refused to allow me to talk about the history involving my exhusband who had been previously court-ordered to take a psychological evaluation but refused, had harassed my mother for 15 years with well documented proof and had been alienating my daughter from me since she was 5 years old yet accused me of being the alienator. Everytime my daughter returned from her dads she provoked me, started fights, began threatening me and finally got a reaction out of me which she recorded. Ms. Barbee seemed to be against me and for my ex. She never helped my case which was never even heard before a Judge after dragging on for over a year. We finally hired a Parental Alienation expert to help with a reunification process. Before we had barely started the process Ms. Barbee told me she was quitting my case. Against the advice of our psychologist and the parental alienation expert who agreed we needed more time & myself claiming we were not ready to go to mediation for the second time, Ms. Barbee forced us in mediation. At this point, I had lost my job due to being forced back & forth to Houston repeatedly and I had no money to hire another attorney so I gave in at the mediation. The stress of my case and not being allowed to speak to or see my child for 7 months, took a grave toll on my family and my youngest daughter and I found my mom dead that Christmas Eve. She had just called my ex begging him to let my daughter come visit us for Christmas which he refused. My daughter was my moms heart and she couldn’t take the stress. Christmas Eve will be 2 years since my mom passed and 2 1/2 since I have seen or spoken to my daughter. Our psychologist who had been seeing my daughter was 10 & diagnosed with Juvenile diabetes & Celiac disease had told me when my daughter was 11 along with her pediatrician to her a restraining order against my ex because he was dangerous and causing my child to be sick. I didn’t have the money to take him to court because I lost my job since my daughter was sick all the time. I decided to go back to become an RN to take care of my child. This was never even discussed or relevant with my case since I wasn’t allowed to ‘badmouth’ my ex. Ms. Barbee didn’t want to hear the history whatsoever. I have lost my child forever due to inexperience and not being defended when he was clearly alienating her from me. I have been told that most Judges would immediately remove a child from a parent who was alienating and some will not allow the child to even visit the parent.