My little one told my husband and myself that her mommy's boyfriend physically hurt her. There was no physical evidence, but her behaviors told us that there was something wrong. Her mom has a problem with meth and she has been diagnosed as Borderline and Bipolar with psychotic features. Her mom also has parents that will bail her out of anything. They have more money than god.
My husband and I have done out best to protect kiddo. Her Mom has decided that being with a felon with a history of Domestic Violence is the best thing for kiddo. My little one showed my husband and I how mommy's boyfriend hurt her. We need to get an emergency petition for custody put in with the neighboring state where the Mom lives. We need a lawyer. My husband and I both work, but we live month to month. We are in an awful situation. We make too much for legal aid, but not enough to get a lawyer.
If we can't get a lawyer, we may lost kiddo as we fight to protect her. I need help. My family needs help.
We went to DFS, and they couldn't help because Mom lives in a neighboring state. Both our state and the neighboring state are saying "Not it." Our kiddo's safety is on the line. I don't know how to get the retainer for a lawyer that works both here and in Mom's state. I am so lost because I need to protect little one.