My mother in law is trying to take my kids away from me for the second time. First time the judge thought that it would be best if i got my mental health in order . I agreed then fought my mother in law in court for 11 months when the judge finally gave them back. 3 months later she is trying again. Everytime she calls dcyf it's unfound. The judge told her last time that if she had any further issues to take it up with dcyf. This time she has a lawyer and i will be representing myself. Any advice would be appreciated.
These things are ugly. I strongly suggest that you find representation. Depending on your financial situation, you can contact the NH Bar for a pro bono or reduced fee attorney. You can find one though AVVO. Especially if you mother-in-law has an attorney, and given her persistence, you really need one, too. To end on a more positive note, if you have taken care of your issues, it would seem you are in a reasonable position to prevail in this matter. Your attorney can examine the details and give you a better assessment with the best road forward. All the best. (I am changing the practice area since there is no DV in your fact pattern).
These matters are complex. If you cannot afford a lawyer you should contact the NH Bar Association to check if you qualify for free lawyer or reduce fee lawyer. Best wishes.
I agree with the prior responses, but wanted to share with you a link to the various legal services available available through the Bar Association: https://www.nhbar.org/for-the-public/LegalServices.asp
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