He does have court ordered visits that were established when he was living out of town. However, since he's been living here, the kids have seen him more frequently.
As the relationships between the kids and their father has deteriorated in the past few months, I am seeking any information that will provide "some" or " any" rights for my children. They feel trapped by his calls and threats, and I am not sure what I can do for them. I have encouraged the kids to openly communicate with their dad about their relationship and in all honesty, I truly want them to work things out. But when the kids return from visits obviously upset, hurt and angry, I feel like I am failing them as a parent by not stepping in. Each time a visitation gets closer, stress and stomach aches arise. My ex-husband doesn't believe that either child is enduring stress from this situation, such that, he is not interested in addressing this because this is a problem I've concocted to sabotage his visitation rights.
I am looking into finding an attorney to represent the children. As I am only interested in their rights and voice, it would seem that having their own attorney would best serve them. My interests should not be considered in this situation at all, as I see it.
Does anyone have any information about legal representation for children?...Thanks!