Take my word for it, STAY AWAY from Family Court litgation if at all possible. I say this from a 5.5 year custody Battlefight with my former spouse ... in which I lost simply because she and the CROOKS ran me out of Money. All told they made $120,000 from our divorce, and they Wanted MORE money, which is why I walked -- away from my own Daughter -- having witnessed firsthand what psychologists, and therapists, and play-therapists, and attorneys, and minor's counsels, and "private mediation" with MFT's or LCSW's are ALL about: i.e. making good, loving, responsible parents jump through hoop after hoop after hoop just to be a parent.
A good friend of mine has (together with his ex) so far spent at least $1,000,000 (a Million Dollars) fighting over everything under the sun.
Because of what I witnessed, the only thing that has given me a sense of peace was walking away and reporting on what I witnessed. My findings are available to anyone who is interested online at: www.earthage.org/familycourt/sdfamily_court_central.htm
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Or search for "Reforming the Family Courts" and click on the earthage Link.