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Tamra Barney’s Custody Fight: Judge Ordered '730 Evaluation' From Top Doc Who Ruled Kids Should Not Be Allowed To Star On 'Real Housewives of Orange County’

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Apr. 21 2014, Published 6:41 a.m. ET

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Tamra Barney's attorney conceded in a March 2014 letter to ex-husband Simon Barney's attorney — exclusively obtained by — that they would not be challenging the court-appointed doctor's recommendation that their three children not appear on the Real Housewives of Orange County.

When a 730 Evaluation was issued by the court, used to assess the parents mental health and parenting practices, Dr. Galindo filed a report which "didn't shine a positive light" on Tamra, an insider tells

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The evaluation by Dr. Galindo was ordered after Tamra filed a motion seeking permission to film the children; Sidney, 15, Spencer, 13, and Sophia, 8, without consent from Simon.

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"As I have previously referenced, I did not anticipate that Ms. Barney will be contesting the findings set forth in Dr. Galindo's report," Tamra's attorney, Daniel Monarch, stated.

"Now that she has had an opportunity to review the report, she does not want to contest the recommendations set forth therein."

Sources tell Tamra chose not to challenge the doctor's report — which is sealed — after reviewing it, but that the report has had "a snowball effect" and is the platform for which Simon is challenging the current child custody situation.

As previously reported, Simon's bombshell filing late last month was riddled with accusations against the reality TV star, claiming she was negligent with the children, not properly feeding them or keeping up with their hygiene.

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The court filing also included an explosive text message conversation between Tamra and Sidney, which then spiraled into a twitter war between the mother-daughter duo in which the teenager slammed her mom saying, "Stop lying about everything" and said of Simon, “He is a great dad but everyone thinks he is a terrible person because they believe the lies. It’s getting old.”

Also revealed in the court papers filed by Simon were claims from Sidney that her mother is "verbally and emotionally abusive."

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Do you think Tamra should be allowed to have her children appear on RHOC, or they should be kept off television? Sound off in the comments below…



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