Greetings. First, talk to your ex immediately about this. I would also advise that you send an e-mail or letter with your concerns in writing. I would also mention this to the attorney.
No, I don’t think that you have any evidence of any action for child protection. Have you taken your child to a psychologist or a medical doctor? I would suggest that you take her at least to her pediatrician to be checked to ensure she is not coming down with something and to see if the pediatrician has any ideas for you on her behavior.
No way … of course you would bring up child abuse at a final custody hearing. The problem may be that your attorney could not get the evidence admitted due to the rules of evidence, but that is different from being an “ace in the hole.” Thank you.
Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Divorce
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