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I'm so sorry you're in this situation. I'm not sure if you can presently afford an attorney, but since your situation is time sensitive if you are able to afford one, it would be very helpful to get one. If you are going to proceed pro se, the best thing to do would be to call the court and find out what judge your case has ben transferred to. You can also find out from the clerk whether there is a final restraining order in place - and if there isn't you are free to see your child (you may have to file a motion for this is your wife doesn't grant you access). You are entitled to see your child and to have this resolved in a timely manner, so if it has been inadvertently brushed aside, the court will be able to help you try to address it quickly. If you are unable to get any answers, my suggestion to you would be to file an emergency motion for custody, which will put this on the (relatively) fast-track to resolution; at a minimum it will provide you with access to your child.
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The way *I* read this is that the temporary order did not become a final order. Your attorney needs to contact the court and confirm that there is no permanent (final) injunction. If there isn't, you are entitled to access to your child! The terms of your injunction were NOT extended by a court order. Please let me know if you have any additional questions or you need me to clarify anything.
You are also correct that if the temporary order had become final you (actually, your attorney) would receive notice of this. Hope that helps!
Yes, that is my view - but your attorney should be able to easily enough get clarification from the judge's clerk. Hope that clarifies things! Please let me know if I can help you with anything else. Please also take a moment to submit a rating if you are satisfied with the assistance you've received. We work hard to prepare comprehensive responses and the only way we get credit is if you're satisfied AND ALSO submit a satisfactory rating. Best of luck.