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my STBE has admitted to stealing the keys that were used to enter the home while I was away out of my personal, private property while I was sleeping and giving the keys to other members of her family.
What I am concerned about now is: she's turned her attention to turning my daughter against psychologically because she is aware that we are more than likely headed into custody evaluation. Last Saturday while I was away, my STBE evidently was psychologically filling our 4 year old's head with a lot of stuff that she is not supposed to, as per our mediated agreement, because my daughter greeted me with a lot of probing questions like: Daddy why can't Mommy stay, Daddy why does Mommy have to leave, Daddy why does Mommy have to go shopping, and on and on. Saturday was my day and my family was coming over a cook out. Then, when it came time to leave, my STBE took advantage of the situation and our 4 year old in tears and hanging on to her pant leg while she dragged our daughter along the floor. When my daughter asked her why she was going shopping, the STBE replied, "go ask your Daddy and DON'T lie to her." Then, this morning, again my day, the STBE had to get up and interfere with my preparation of our daughter for daycare and when it came time to leave I told the STBE to stay out of my van because I discovered that the STBE stole the IPass out of my van, didn't tell me, and didn't return it. Well, the STBE stood outside of the van door and instead of diffusing the situation, escalated it by saying, "ask your Daddy why I can't get in his van?"
Paul, when it comes to custody evaluation, will a forensics psychologist ask a 4 year old who they want to stay with, likes more, etc and will the evaluator even consider things like this from a 4 year old?
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