My ex-boyfriend and I split up recently and we have a small child together. We have been trying to split everything between the two of us financially and time-wise. He works most of the time so I have our son most of the time. He still lives at home with his parents and has a lot of help from them. I also live with my parents but I don't have as much help... We really don't want to take any of this to court or legal matters but I have been having a hard time cooperating with his father. We separated so we could still be civil for the little guy. Now he feels that I'm taking over and he never gets the baby. When really, he's working so many different shifts that he can't take him for more than a night without relying on his mom to take the baby. Should I file for Child Support and at least partial custody?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 10:41 PM on Jun. 23, 2009 in Relationships
Answer by funnyface1204 at 10:47 PM on Jun. 23, 2009
Answer by Starfire73 at 11:44 PM on Jun. 23, 2009
Answer by Starfire73 at 11:54 PM on Jun. 23, 2009
Answer by Hyde3 at 11:58 PM on Jun. 23, 2009
What is the problem with his mom helping out? Because you don't get that kind of help from your family? As long as your child is well cared for by his family his time should still be his. It's up to him to decide how that time is spent. Grandparents are just as important as parents.
Beyond that you seem like you are trying to do this without court. You can try a mediator. You will still get things in writing, you will still get equal amounts of time with your child, and the money will be figured out. If it doesn't work you can still go to a judge.
Answer by Chrissy629 at 7:20 AM on Jun. 24, 2009