Me and my husbabd are seperated, and i have our son. the only time he wants to see him is when he gets a new girlfriend or needs food (free food from churches) My ex is on disability because he claims to be a manic depressant and has post traumatic stress disorder and bi polar and so on and so forth. He is not taking his medication anymore because he claims he doesnt need it. He was also in prison for stealing, grand theft auto, and doing meth. I hate letting my son go over there, but I was told that since we arent legally divorced yet, that I have no say. We are working on getting a divorce, he just refuses to file his paper work. Im not sure what to do...Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 3:18 PM on Mar. 26, 2009 in Relationships
Answer by Dannee at 3:21 PM on Mar. 26, 2009
If custody has not been established through the court as of yet, you should do that asap. As long as his name is on the birth certificate, he has as much rights as you do. First and foremost you should go to the court house and file the paper work for sole physical and legal custody and ask the judge that your ex get supervised visitation. You will need to provide proof of why he should have SV so you will need (documentation of his charges, jail time, mental evaluations) and so forth. Also might be a good idea to bring any witnesses to any occurrences. You don't need all of this but it will make it easier to establish safe visitation. As far as the divorce, depending on your state you may have to file for a legal separation first before filing for divorce. Either way, you don't have to wait for him to file his paperwork because you can get a divorce by default if he doesn't cooperate. GL!
Answer by legalmommy101 at 3:29 PM on Mar. 26, 2009
Answer by samurai_chica at 4:34 PM on Mar. 26, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 5:44 PM on Mar. 26, 2009