Minor counsel recently appointment and has no knowledge of the custody case. (1) Dad provided all copies of FOAH relating to the child (since date of separation). Minor counsel was happy that he is providing the documents. (2) Dad also provided a copy of supporting facts to the case due to hearsay from mom. Will the minor counsel read the supporting facts? (3) Minor counsel also recently visited both parents' home to speak to the child and she specified that he did not want to talk to the child anything relating to the case. (4) At mom's home, the child suddenly mentioned he made a mistake for lying about mom's being bad as he was taught by the dad. And it was bad for lying. Is this a good sign? The minor counsel commented the child can remember so many things and it was long. Upon minor counsel leaving, child suddenly said "Lying police won't come" and the minor counsel was surprised. How does the minor counsel perceive this?
Your perceptions are not necessarily accurate (“minors counsel was happy”) and your facts seem garbled. (“Upon minors counsel leaving... child suddenly said”, counsel was surprised.”
No one Can tell you what minors counsel is thinking, but the only duty that minors counsel has as to the minor, not to either parent. You will have to wait to hear what minor’s counsel has to say.
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