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I have not had an unsupervised visit with my three boys in 2.5 years because they tell each new doctor/LCSW that they are uncomfortable with me. Some of the professionals that we have seen in the past 2.5 years are willing to testify on my behalf for free but I must have a trial/hearing for that to happen. I signed a supervised visitation order 2.5 years ago because my attorney at the time told me that its better than nothing and that judges do not like it when you don't try the very hardest to be in your kids lives. My question is do I stop going to visitation and ask for a hearing ? I can not help my kids get over their feelings on 25 minutes supervised every week. I want a trial/hearing but do I stop and demand a trial/hearing or wait?I have no custody or visitation schedule at this point so asking for a modification does not look like the right direction. My kids are young all under 14. I want to know if refusing to continue supervised visitation and ask for a trial/hearing is better than continuing to see them in this medical vial container. Supervised visitation for this long only reinforces to the kids that they should be in fear of me and that they can not trust being alone with me if they are always in a supervised setting. I can not touch them or kiss them at any time in my 25 minutes and I feel like refusing would be the best way to regain control of a spinning out of control situation.
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