The fight to get Oakley back

Please help me get my daughter back!

Oakley was born March 28, 2016. She is my third babygirl & has done nothing but bring me happiness. Her dad deployed for a year after she was born & when he returned I had to endure being almost killed by his hand... with our daughter laying next to me.

He was arrested on 3 charges for Prevent Law Summoning, Strangulation and Assualt and Battery. He was tried in Shenandoah Co and found NOT GUILTY by the judge, who later became our custody judge.

In the time waiting for the Oct 11 hearing, we were forced to do a 4day on and 4day off schedule rotating visits and kept everything equal down the line.

During the custody hearing, I was without a lawyer, I had no idea what my previous lawyer's tactics were or how to fight...I had simply run out of money.  He had over 6 people get on the stand for him and lie under oath. I had no witnesses...I didn't even have a clue to bring any. 

The judge was on his side the whole time and even admited at conclusion he knew he would award him full custody BEFORE the case was heard. (I will be getting a copy of the transcript soon from the courthouse to show what kind of a "man" this judge is.)

Now, I only get Oakley every other weekend. Her dad refuses to send me any pictures of her, despite my constantly requests. He has no ability to coparent. I need my baby back and so do her sisters!

My only option is to appeal to Cicuit Court and have a new judge hear the entire case over again, however I NEED a lawyer. I have shopped around and to just get a retainer set up, I'm looking at $2000-3000. This doesnt include court fees, legal fees and the actual cases that can be drawn out for a lengthy time. 

I'm not one to ask for money, butI'll do whatever it takes for my kids. I have less than 10 days to get my appeal in and my time is running out. If you can help in anyway I will forever appreciate you and if you can share this... please do.
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Amanda J Turner 
Mount Jackson, VA
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