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What's the status of the case? Has the judge ruled yet?
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Jane Doe Deer
Sorry about the delay. I had to reboot my computer.
You can file a motion to have a psychologist interview the children and father and make recommendations to the court. As part of the same motion, you ask the court for a continuance (postponement) of the hearing date, to give the psychologist time for the evaluation. AND, as part of the motion, ask the court to order "the other side" to PAY for the psychologist.
If you haven't already, you need to present the judge with all that negative information about the father that you told me about, above.
Please let me know if I can be of further help. My computer seems to be ok now.
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