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To strongly oppose supervised visitation, to order temporary joint legal custody during the proceedings, and hopefully to demonstrate to the court that the mother does not have the child's best interest at heart and that my son would do better under my custody.
1. Supervised visitation ordered in November 2012 per opposing counsel's request in November under claims that I was "suicidal" and "mentally unstable". Psych eval shows none of that and uses an ER report that I also showed to the court to verify the same conclusion.
Supervised visits were ordered initially per belief that I was suicidal, now continued because of what referee thought was too litigious behavior in calling child protective services and trying to describe what I felt to be mother's borderline personality disorder (including discussion of her sexual impulsivity as evidenced by her STD).
2. Allegation is that I am depressed and suicidal and "what happens if I go into a funk"?
3. There is a no contact temporary restraining order per mother's complaint that I am harassing her. There is supervised visitation, now for 3 more visits with a social worker so that they can get a different kind of report under different setting than the previous supervised visits. Opposing counsel argued that I have to pay for these and succeeded.
4. There is no other order in place.
Child's attorney also stated in court that he could not see how I could succeed with anything but supervised visits, given the crying of the child and my "odd behavior" in court, specifically with mentions of the mother's STD.
Thanks for the long answer. I understand and agree with everything you wrote. However, the court has a psych eval in front of them, so I'm not sure what hiring another psychiatrist would do.
How can I get an expert to testify if there is no trial in sight?
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