Lisa - posted on 09/03/2015 ( 4 moms have responded )
I am a single mom of a 7 year old daughter, who has never lived with anyone but me
(her father is deceased) I just found out that my mother is taking me to court for custody. She has a very well known attorney, and I can not afford one. I have called over 60 attorneys and legal agencies, and when they find out that I dont have $2000, or that my mother is a court reporter in our county, no one is willing to help me. I have made some decisions in my life that were not the best, but none that affected my daughter. She is a perfect student, never misses school, always on time; well taken care of, clothed and fed. I participate in everything at school and we are involved in church. Can anyone advise me in how to fight this? My daughter, who loves school, is now afraid to leave my house.i have found "file it yourself" forms for filing for custody, but no forms related to responding, when someone else has filed. I was told by an attorney, that if i was a really crappy mother, and Social Services was petitioning for custody, i would be entitled to a court appointed attorney......but since i am only being accused of being a semi-crappy mother, I am entitled to nothing. NC makes no sense to me.