Father is claiming I'm an unfit mother/alcoholic. What do I need to defend these false aligations.
1 attorney answer
You need to obtain and attorney who will protect your rights and obtain evidence in your favor. Don't be intimidated but do tell the truth. If you can't afford an attorney call the County Bar Association or legal aid, ask the judge to appoint a lawyer for you and your child.
The attorney for your child might be paid by the court and will investigate your both to determine proper custody arrangement.