My daughter filed for primary custody after a bitter divorce. As the parents could not come to a custody agreement, a mediator's evaluation was done. His report overwhelmingly recommended custody for the mother. The hearing brought out all his salient points. But the judge decided to award custody to the father, based solely on evidence that the child had spent a majority of his 4 years in the city where the father lives (the mother lives 130 miles away). How can this be protested? My daugher's lawyer said an appeal would take at least a year to be heard. This separation from my grandson's primary caregiver is wrong! What immediate recourse does my daughter have?This same thing happened to my best friend last week. I am not sure what is in the water in California but how do you take a child away from his mother. She is a wonderful mother who teaches special needs children. She is devestated and there needs to be a easier less costly way for parents to challege these decissions that clearly need to be re-addressed!
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