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I'm sorry to hear about your situation. Since the hearing was on the record, there is a transcript that was taken down by a court reporter. I would start by contacting the court clerk and asking her the steps you should take to get a trascript. She may get you personally in touch with the reporter and you may have to pay for the reporter to create a transcript.
If you speak with an attorney in that local area, they may be able to procure the entire court file from the courthouse.
I do not have any of that information. I have already tried. I do not even know the court it was in except that it was in a certain county.
You can start with the county information and just call the family law courts until you find the one that the case took place in.
Unfortunately there is no other way of doing it without knowing exactly where it was held.
I will keep trying
I know this is difficult.
I am torn apart, I don't even know how to get an attorney for that state because I live in Indiana. I cannot afford to pay one.
Unfortunately, you will have to hire one. Finding a "pro bono" attorney for family law cases rarely happens, and the probability is exponentially decreased because you are not traveling to that state.
You are right. It will cost me $1000 to make a trip there, but may have to go into debt to do it.
I wish you the best of luck! Do you have any further questions?
No. Thank you for your help. At least I can start by searching the family law courts and finding the clerk who may be able to help me.
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