We are currently going through a child custody hearing. We have had a amicus appointed in our case, and thought the overall meeting with the amicus went well. The amicus did correct us on something such as not racing child support in the past against the father and a few other things.
But was wondering how much weight they actually have with the judge as the amicus made it clear that the commutations between the child and the father should only be done via text due to concerns of the father making disparaging remarks and false claims against us. Will the judge take those kind of remarks, if made in court by the amicus seriously?
The amicus attorney's role is to provide legal services necessary to assist the court in protecting a child's best interests (rather than to provide legal services to the child). With this being said, the court will consider the amicus' concerns in order to adequately ensure that the child's best interests are protected.
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