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process of divorce, have a temp evidentiary custody hearing

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process of divorce, have a temp evidentiary custody hearing in July. Wife moving out middle of April so have a temp custody/visitation hearing on April 15 then the evidaentiary hearing in July for custody.

can I present or my lawyer letters from oncologist that state I am physically able to parent daughter and one letter from psychologist stating I am mentally stable to refute there assertions that I am unable to parent our child due to my health and mental issues.

Mind you wife and her lawyer are "allowing" me to take our daughter this weekend for 4 days to AZ for family reunion. I live in Iowa

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Unfortunately, the letters you have described would be considered hearsay. As such, they would be inadmissible in court. The purpose of this is to permit the opposing side to cross examine the witness, they clearly cannot cross examine a letter. If you want the statements of the oncologist and psychologist to come into evidence, then you will need to have them come to court to present live testimony.

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