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(Your name)
(Your address)

Ms./Mr. (Lawyer's name)
(Address of the attorney)

Dear Ms./Mr. (Lawyer's name):

I am writing to introduce myself and to let you know that I would like to attend the court proceedings regarding the custody rights of my child(ren) which is scheduled (date of hearing).

I understand that you have been appointed to represent me and help me retain custody of my child(ren), (name of your child/ren). (Her/his) date of birth is (D.O.B. of your child/ren) and the case number is (#). I intend to be reunited with (her/him) upon my release from (name of institution). If I am not granted physical and/or legal custody of (name of child/ren), I would like (name of a relative or friend) who is my (relationship), to be given custody.

I look forward to speaking with you about my case so that I will know how I can work to reunite with my child(ren) and to prevent the court from terminating my parental rights.

Thank you.


(Your signature)
(Your name)


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