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Lawyer's Assistant: What steps have been taken? Have any papers been filed in family court?

Yes we have been going back and forth. We have seen the mediator our child has spoken to the mediator and now dad is taking it to trail cause he doesn’t agree with what the mediator is recommending . Dad has a lawyer and I don’t

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In California in a child custody case a minor usually cannot speak to a judge and testify in court directly, however the court can appoint the child minor's counsel who will speak with your child and then convey their preferences or testimony to the judge.

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http://www.courts.ca.gov/cms/rules/index.cfm?title=five&linkid=rule5_250

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