Q: How do I start the process of legitimazation and gaining equal rights to my child? Representing myself, very poor
Having issues with getting appropriate amount of time with my daughter, up to being denied access to the children's hospital where she is having heart surgery. No history of abuse, never been in trouble beyond traffic tickets, no justifiable reason to limit my time with her or deny access to her during a time of medical urgency. I'm going to have to represent myself for parental rights and responsibilities, and equal rights and access to my daughter, any tips or advice would be a blessing
A: I'm sorry for you in this situation. What you are looking for here cannot be expressed on this website. I don't like telling you that your odds of getting everything you want are very small when you represent yourself. Trying to tell you what to do here would be like us trying to tell you here online how to build a steel bridge across the Mississippi river. That may sound harsh, but it is the truth. I wish you the best as you go forward.
A: You will have an uphill battle trying to represent yourself in this. You will need the assistance of an attorney. If you feel you cannot afford one, contact Legal Aid to see if you qualify for assistance, or contact the state bar to see if there are pro bono attorneys in your area. Best of luck to you.
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