OK, thank you. I am sorry to hear that.
So since she is self represented, she can file a motion requesting one of the following:
1. a request for the court to appoint a guardian ad litem; this is an attorney for the children; it ensures that the children's best interests are represented. So that attorney can bring to the court's attention any concerns the children have
2. a request for a child or adult psychological evaluation. This would be to determine if the other parent, after analysis, has an addiction; for the children, it can help convince the court that the children do not feel safe with a parent, or other issues as they present.
3. a request for the judge to speak with the children in chambers (private room) so that the children can feel comfortable and talk to the judge about any concerns. This is rather common, particularly with older children.
4. a third party can write a declaration/affidavit attesting to any information they may have that may affect the case- i.e knowledge of a living environment that may be harmful to the children.
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