STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) (WTNH) — The mother of a missing Connecticut woman has asked a judge to grant her sole custody of her daughter’s five children.

Gloria Farber filed her motion Tuesday in Superior Court. She has been taking care of the children at her New York home since Jennifer Dulos, of New Canaan, disappeared on May 24.

The children’s father, Fotis Dulos, is charged with hindering prosecution and tampering with evidence.

Meanwhile, Attorney Norm Pattis, who’s representing Fotis, is withdrawing from their divorce case. Pattis filed a motion Tuesday to withdraw as Fotis’ divorce attorney.

Pattis will continue to represent Fotis in the criminal case against him in connection to Jennifer’s disappearance.

Prosecutors say he and his girlfriend, Michelle Troconis, disposed of garbage bags in Hartford that contained items that had Jennifer Dulos’ blood on them. Both pleaded not guilty.

Fotis Dulos, who is free on bond, has not been allowed contact with his children since his arrest. Farber currently has temporary custody.

Fotis’ next court appearance was originally scheduled for August 2nd, but the date has been pushed back to August 9th.

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