Question by rainy: What kind of lawyer do I need?
I need to know what type of lawyer I would like advice if I even have a case to sue a County, Social Services, a Guardian Ad Litem, a School District as well as my ex-boyfriend.
I have lived this nightmare since 2003 when my ex-boyfriend forged my signature on a court document giving himself “50/50″ custody to our daughter.
The District Attorney refuse to file charges based that there wasn’t enough evidence. Even though I got my own hand writing analysis proving it was not my signature and also that who else would have benefited from such a document but him. As it was this document that allowed him the luxury of only paying $ 25 dollars a week in child support.
This man has a history of domestic violence and DUI’s including one where our 7 yr old was a passenger.
Because of this document and others that followed he was allowed more and more visitation.
In 2006 I reported to social services that my daughter had alleged that her father had toucher her buttock area inappropriately. It was their opinion that I was “coaching” my daughter and they did nothing. My daughter told her Guardian Ad Litem, he did nothing. It was their opinion that I was trying to cause problems for my ex.
Now, last week they finally took my daughter to a child advocacy center where the “neutral” third party substantiated my daughters allegations. So now social services has done a total turn around including the DA and others.
I feel like I’m living in “Bizarro” world. I’m really happy they are all NOW doing the right thing but I think that they should be held accountable to putting my daughter in harms way after they were told of the abuse. Not only that but the emotional and financial distress this has caused us.
By the way, in the past few weeks I had emailed my Governor, Senator and even the White House. It seems strange now that things are coming together for us. It’s kind of like they are all now crossing the ‘T’s and dotting those ‘I’s.
I would really appreciate some insight….I have an attorney for the custody dispute but I believe I need a different lawyer to sue for negligence.
I am diligent…..and I am definitely not counting my chickens…my first and only priority is keeping my daughter safe.
As far as why I didn’t ‘pursue’ the forgery thing is that I was advised in the past by lawyers and the state bar is that we couldn’t make the DA prosecute. Since then I have learned that he can be held accountable in civil court.
The other side to of the story is that this man has 4 domestic violence and currently has a case, Endangering Safety with a Dangerous Weapon, as he tried to run over my husband and 13 yr old with his car. Along with a Stalking Case currently that he is being prosecuted for. Not to mention the DUI’s.
In a nutshell this man is a nutjob. He is an abuser that has lost control over me and he’s used our daughter as a pawn to still try to manipulate me.
Answer by Naked In The Rain
you need a lawyer with a machine-gun
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