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Argued November 17, 2009

Before RUIZ and THOMPSON, Associate Judges, and FERREN, Senior Judge.

This appeal relates to an ongoing dispute between appellant Tedrose Beraki and his estranged wife, appellee Yodit Zerabruke, relating to custody of their two minor children (both daughters, one born in 1997 and the other born in 1999). After a hearing, the Family Court issued a Memorandum and Order dated August 18, 2006 (the “August 2006 Order”) awarding Beraki sole legal custody of the children and directing that the parties “share joint physical custody with visitation to the Mother.” More specifically, the court directed the parties to meet with Dr. David Missar, a psychologist, “to develop a plan for the re-introduction of [Zerabruke] into the lives of the children at a therapeutically appropriate pace… to commence expeditiously” and further requiring that, “within the succeeding six months,” the parties and the children meet with Dr. Missar “to facilitate the therapeutic visitation.” In a subsequent ruling, the court ordered Zerabruke to pay child support, both going forward and retroactive to December 2006. Thereafter, the court denied Beraki’s motion for reconsideration of that ruling.

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