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Teen Mom Amber Portwood May Never Regain Custody Of Her Daughter Again, Says Father’s Attorney


Aug. 24 2011, Published 8:30 a.m. ET

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Amber Portwood -- who is currently in a Malibu, C.A. rehab facility following a suicide attempt -- is set to lose custody permanently of her daughter Leah, to her father, Gary Shirley, his lawyer has revealed in an exclusive interview with Star Magazine.

The lawyer tells the magazine -- which is on stands Wednesday -- that he believes Gary’s temporary custody of little Leah is going to be made permanent.

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“I think custody will go to Gary,” his attorney, Jeff Lockwood, tells Star. To regain custody Amber would need to be “able to maintain a clean track record,” Lockwood revealed.

However, already Amber is facing an uphill battle having been hospitalized in June following a suicide attempt, investigated by Child Protection Services and last year jailed on domestic abuse charges. Gary does not plan on stopping Amber from seeing her child though, Star reports.

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“We will aim for her to have a whole lot of visitation,” Lockwood said. The lawyer also hinted that the pair might move in together to allow Amber to be serve in a full time mother role, despite her inability to get custody.


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