My question involves a child custody case from the State of: Ohio
My childs mother went to prison for a few months. I filed for emergency custody but was denied because he was already being taken care of where they had resided, so they basically said it wasn't enough of an emergency to get him that day. They did however grant me an emergency custody hearing. Her mother went the next day, with a lawyer, and got approved for emergency custody. Now I have this court hearing coming up because they said it wouldn't be cancelled even if other circumstances arose, like her mother getting custody of him. What should I know before I attend this hearing and how do I win custody of my son without an attorney? Also, both his mother and I have been addicts but I've turned my life around, am married with stepchildren and a good paying job now.