I have been fighting custody with the father of my two seven year old twins. Two years ago (August 20,2013) the judge granted the father primary custody (father lives 300 miles away) due to head lice. Father has refused my visitation numerous times, kids are depress, son is falling behind in school, daughter crys every time i send her back with dad. What is your best advice? Please, I'm desperate at this point. Thank you
Seven is much too young. You will need a 730 eval to allow the court to get the picture.
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You could ask the court to appoint Minor's Counsel for your children. This would be an attorney whose sole purpose would be to represent your children. They would essentially be your child's voice in court. You can explain to the judge what is happening with your children and request that minor's counsel be appointed at your next court hearing. If you cannot afford to pay attorneys for your children, the court may have a fund to which your children may qualify to pay for the fees.
Clearly there are issues beyond those you presented. 7-years olds shouldn't be in Court; their immature preferences need to be ascertained otherwise professionally. Your problem is not the parental preferences of your children. You need an attorney who is brought up to speed and not merely on spoonfed information.
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