I lost custody of my nine year old daughter after having her entire life. I wasn't found unfit by Department of children services and didn't have a case. The biggest mistake I made was going in front of a judge without a lawyer due to not having the financial means. He automatically won due to him having an attorney and being close with the judge. I am still unable to afford a good attorney to help me win either full or joint custody of my daughter. My daughter wants to come back home and even threatened her dad and step mother she would run away because she is unhappy. We both feel helpless because we can't be heard. I need to find someone that is willing to hear my side and review my paper work along with hearing my daughter's side. I have been verbally abused by the step mother and her father causing me to be mentally distressed which I've overcame. He won custody of our daughter in December of 2015. So it has not been too long since he's had her. He recently got her a bed due to children of protective services called on him. It's also a known fact he still uses drugs coming from the other Child's mother. I do not know what else to do other than do the right thing and be nice
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