have recently married a man in the Navy and have moved out of state, the father has just informed me that he has obtained a copy of our son's birth certificate and will be contacting child services. The paternity of my son was never proven in court. The father doesn't pay me any child support. My son was born in Tn and I have moved to Va. Can he take my child away from me? My son is only four.Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 6:38 PM on Aug. 27, 2010 in General Parenting
Answer by Anonymous at 6:42 PM on Aug. 27, 2010
Answer by DarkFaery131 at 6:43 PM on Aug. 27, 2010
The child is as much the father's child as he is yours. You may have left the state illegally with your son. My son was born in IN and even though my son's father never saw him I couldn't leave the state with my son. If I left the state with him it would have been kidnapping. In order to move from the state when my son was 19 he had to be emancipated. He wouldn't have been able to leave the state until he was 21, not for trips or anything.
The father could be awarded custody in TN. You may have to choose between your child and your husband. I hope it isn't so and that a judge doesn't put you in that situation. You should have talked to a lawyer or the office that has to do with custody and visitation before moving.
Answer by Gailll at 6:47 PM on Aug. 27, 2010
Answer by pixie_trix at 6:49 PM on Aug. 27, 2010
Answer by matthewscandi at 7:18 PM on Aug. 27, 2010