My question involves a child custody case from the State of: New Mexico
My son (or daughter as it may be now) has recently come out as transgender. At first, he wanted to keep it a secret from his father. I put him into counselling with a therapist who deals almost exclusively with LGBT kids. Two weeks ago, "C" told his dad. The result was what I expected. My ex is now remarried and has become incredibly religious. He told C that he would always love him, but he doesn't agree with this lifestyle. His new wife is very judgemental. She tells C that he is living a lie, is sinning, is going to hell, is corrupting her children, is a bad influence. C is heart broken and does not want to live with his father anymore. We share 50/50 custody right now. When he came home last night, he was in tears, begging me to not send him back to his dad's next week. I'm very upset and really can't afford a lawyer to help me fight for my kids. The verbal (emotional) abuse seems to be on the upswing and I see no sign of it ending. I expect them to start "praying the gay away" at any moment. (Even though he isn't gay.) As it is, they are going to church 4-5 nights a week and my ex wants me to allow him to pick up the kids on my weeks to go to church. I said no. What can I do to help my children?