I became aware that my daughter was showing signs of sexual abuse when in the care of her dad. After consulting with a close friend who is also a high risk social worker I was informed that if I had concerns and did not take action I could later be blamed for allowing it to occur. I was coming of a 7 month round of treatment for liver disease and was very sick so I stopped the visits with my ex and my daughter and daughter the help of a professional therapist. Not long after my ex took me to court claiming any and every lie he could to move the focus from him and try to focus on me. . . Including telling the courts my side effects from interferon treatment were mental illness. From day one in the court system I was treated badly. They treated me like a was a horrible human being for even suggesting sexual abuse occurred. Over the next 2 years I also became aware my ex was stalking us and coming into my home without permission. I told the courts. I asked the lawyer to help me get a restraining order. I was told there was not enough proof for the restraining order and to investigate the sexual abuse the courts ordered a parenting evaluation that I was ordered to pay for in full because I was the one making the allegation. The evaluator was supposed to determine if sexual abuse occurred and if not reinstate visits every other weekend. However, she did a standard evaluation – judging my treatment side effects as if they were my normal character and way of life (without ever consulting with my specialist), she completely left my older daughters interview out of her report. My older daughter came forward discussing abuse she believed occurred between her and my ex too…. And the evaluator took away partial custody from me and gave 50/50 to the man who had been touching our daughter in the shower. I was treated like a scum bag mother for trying to protect my child and for telling the truth and not once did the court address my recovery from treatment of give me any time to recover before moving forward. I am still beside myself with sadness, anger, and disbelief. The process cost me my entire savings and 20k in debt trying to protect my daughter and I am told now I have no options. It has been heartbreaking and devastating. If anyone out there’s knows how I can get free legal assistance please let me know. I need help with this.