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how would all of this hearing work? like what are the usually

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how would all of this hearing work? like what are the usually steps and procedures for something like this? i am completely in the blue about this whole thing.
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Thank you so much for your new question.

A custody battle can be a drawn out affair and it may involve several hearings. The court may consider the preference of your 14-year-old and may appoint a guardian ad litem to determine the best interest of your children. A guardian ad litem is a professional who will meet with the children and offer the court an opinion as to the best interest of your children

I strongly suggest that you retain local counsel. At the hearing on Monday you can impress upon the judge the fact that you were served on Friday night and therefore have not had the opportunity to retain counsel. You can ask the judge for a continuance to give you the opportunity to retain counsel and properly respond

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