Keep Killian Safe at Home

Killian is my 4 month old son. His father left when he was just 2 weeks old, after I had confronted him about the abuse I witnessed him enact on Killian. An Order of Protection was filed for both of us. Two days later, Killian's father filed for sole custody. 
I am unable to afford an attorney to represent me in a court that only cares about father's rights, and has blatantly ignored previous and continued abuse of my young son. 
On November 22nd, my order of protection was overturned in family court, and shared custody of my then 3 month old son was awarded to his abuser. He is alone with my son 50% of the time. Up until this point, Killian was in my care and custody full time and exclusively breastfed. Now Killian is fed formula while with his father, which is causing severe gastric upset. He is coming home to me in worse condition every time I pick him up. Vomiting, constipated, emotionally distressed. Most recently, Killian came home to me with bruising on his leg in the shape of a finger, cheeks so chapped that they cracked and bled. He was promptly taken to the ER, reports filed, emergency order secured. Today the judge we see for custody denied my request to have the emergency order extended. 
I am not capable of representing myself in this legal system that doesn't care for the wellbeing of young infants. I am asking for help raising funds to retain a family lawyer that specializes in cases like mine, who has experience with the judge assigned to my case. Killian deserves to be safe with his mom, where his care can remain consistent and he continue his breastfeeding journey without fear of abuse. Killian doesn't have a voice of his own yet. Please help me secure the legal representation we need to have his voice heard in the courtroom.


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Diana Lesley 
Bridgewater, MA
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