My Mom gave my child to the baby father before paternity was established nor name is on birth certificate he will not give me my child . I only had my baby for 3 weeks after he have been born and I was breastfeeding. I'm 18 and a senior this year but I don't return to school until graduation because I currently have all my credits to graduate. I'm on WIC Program and recieve Foodstamps and is provided daycare services and I recently I have been looking for apartment. My baby father is 19 and graduated he lives with his mother and he works and goes to college . He missed his the baby appointments since he have been in the custody of the father's care and I have to reschedule and go to all doctor appointments when I have him in my care because of him not taking him for proper medical checkups and treatments . We currently are going to court because of the false allegations he written on the restraining order against me . He accused of me being crazy and sudicial. The judge haven't heard the case yet because both parties attorneys filed for a continuous at least 4 times .And we have a continuous for court hearing April 18 . Please I need help to get my baby back
Honestly, it sounds like you may need a new lawyer. 4+ continuances from both sides seems excessive for something as urgent and important as this. You haven't indicate what the court date is for. In custody matters, there are pretrial conferences, temporary hearings, trials, etc. There should have also been custody mediation by now unless it was waived. You should consider taking all your court filings and other documents and have a consult with another attorney to assess your case
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It's impossible for anyone to tell you who is likely to prevail in a custody action. Even your own attorney couldn't/shouldn't be making guesses about the outcome. The judge will look at all of the evidence and enter a custody order that's in the best interests of the child. Most judges start with the assumption that 50/50 custody is in the child's best interest. I can't tell from your question whether you have an attorney for DVO court, custody court, or both. If you are able to do so, you should certainly have an attorney represent you during the custody action.
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