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There are legal aid offices and pro bono lawyers throughout the state that can assist you with your divorce filing. That said, you can file for divorce on your own, but it is a tall task especially if you believe your spouse is going to be difficult.
If you cannot afford an attorney, you should consider contacting your local legal aid office and ask for help filing for divorce. Also, you should consider seeking a restraining order to stop the mother from contacting you and the children until she gets medical assistance / assistance with her mental health issues.
Given her recent charges, you should have an advantage in regard to custody of the children as well. Hopefully, the mother will take account of her actions and try to cooperate for the sake of her health and to maintain her relationship with her children.
That will be up to the judge.....but if you're agreeable to reasonable visitation or even shared custody, the judge will likely approve it as long as there are no issues of abuse (verbal or physical). If that does occur, the judge could restrict her access to the children.
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