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Childrens Therapists Notes to Judge Without Either Parent / Party Seeing Them

Discussion in 'Child Custody & Visitation' started by momintx, Nov 11, 2017.

  1. momintx

    momintx Law Topic Starter New Member

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    My question involves a child custody case from the State of: Texas

    What is it called when a judge views documents (like the childrens therapist notes) without either parent / party seeing them (because the therapist does not want one of the parents retaliating against the parent). I've heard the term 'ad camera' used but don't find anything about it online. And how do you go about filing to get something in front of the judge in that manner.

    ~ Pro Se Mom
  2. army judge

    army judge Super Moderator

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    I think you mean "in camera", Latin for "in chambers."

    It means a legal proceeding when a hearing is held before the judge in private chambers or when the public is excluded from the courtroom.

    Proceedings held "in camera" are often held in private to protect victims and witnesses from public exposure, especially if the victim or witness is a child.

    You'll need an attorney to further assist you.

    If you can't afford one, you'll probably get clobbered.

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