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I have a few questions for my friend. First is chid custody. Where can my friend look to find a pro bono child custody lawyer in Sonoma County, CA and can she use a lawyer from a different county in California for the case? Is there a way to get a different county hear the case?
My friend has a child custody case pending in court where her soon to be ex-husband verbally and possibly physically abused her, tried to get my friend locked up in a mental ward for life and say she was "unstable," had his mom take their child from Alabama to California without her permission (but with his) & refuse to hand the child over to her. He too has spent time in a mental hospital & visited him there during my military deployment before he was discharged. Both have medical & psych records that can be used in court, but my question is, despite my friend being cleared by the doctor as "stable" now, since she's away from the husband, the grandmother continues to claim she's "unstable" & fights for sole custody, and has even had her son, the father move in with her. My friend has two part-time jobs and lives with her own parents since being discharged from the military. She's taken every step asked of her to regain custody so far & it's been at least 6 months since they started going to court. How long & is it possible for my friend to regain custody of her daughter?
And for a divorce (which she needs too)...the husband started filing & trying to claim residency in Alabama first, but nothing was signed before he moved back to California. My friend has been living in Wisconsin now (I believe the state of residence she claimed in the military) since around October or November I think...about 6 months. Is the Alabama filing even going to go anywhere? If not, will she be able to file before him?