I am currently in a custody battle with my kids father. He has a substance use problem and recently had a relapse. We have joint custody but I am requesting sole legal custody. I thought this would be an easy process considering the situation but we have been in and out of court 5 times since October. I had to retain a lawyer and need assistance with the cost. Their father is not giving me money for them and I am supporting them on my own. I just want my kids to be safe and in my care.