He and I don't have any "legal" custody arrangements. I have been our 2 year old's primary caretaker since she was born. I take her to all her dr's appts, I do all her shopping, take her to the park, you name, I do it. He has obviously helped, and helped to make some key decisions about her, but the buck stops with ME.
I want to break things off with him, but I'm afraid that he'll try to get partial custody of her. He lives with his meddling mother, and I KNOW she will con him into taking me to court (I hate her...she is always in our business, and he submits to her like a dog to his master). I don't mind him having visitation with her, but I don't want her shuffled from one home to another. Do I have any rights in this regard?
He has bi-polar disorder, and is very unpredictable. He has a temper like you wouldn't believe. He's never been violent towards out child, but he gets really loud with her sometimes.
Asked by Anonymous at 2:14 PM on Aug. 8, 2010 in Relationships
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Answer by mamaofficer at 2:21 PM on Aug. 8, 2010
It depends on the state. Some states he would get joint custody, it's the norm. You can usually find out what your states Guidelines are online.
Talk to a lawyer and see if you can move across the country with your child. Since you aren't married you may be able to. He may not follow you. If he does at least it eliminates his family. Once you get support, custody, & visitation set up you may never be able to leave your state.
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