child is three
we are NOT married
I am planning on leaving with our child and moving into my mother's house
my mother lives more than a hour away
i have contacted the new school sysytem, child is in 3k classes for delayed children
I have IEP and placement papers for new school
what kind of issues could i have in future if and when her father files any custody in court?
we live in wisconsin, i have no money for a lawyer (hence to move to moms) also it iwll be good to have some family and friends when we are living in new home
please, i am nervous about the whole move, i know it is right thing to do for my daughter and me, but still scared
Answer by emerald53197 at 12:09 PM on Sep. 13, 2010
Answer by tiffany0317 at 11:57 AM on Sep. 13, 2010
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Answer by mommy11260 at 11:53 AM on Sep. 13, 2010
Answer by BlacksheepSati at 11:54 AM on Sep. 13, 2010
Answer by Caoimhe_Oona at 12:06 PM on Sep. 13, 2010
You want to file for custody and support before he does! If he files first he could get custody until everything is settled (agreement, mediation, court). It may be as simple as going to the office that takes care of child support and filling out papers. You may need a lawyer. Some lawyers will file to have the father pay your fees. If you have to pay a lawyer then you sell things your have, borrow, whatever to get the money to keep your child!
Moving an hour away as long as it's in the same state shouldn't be an issue. It's not manditory for a 3 yo to be in school so I don't think that would be an issue. Not all professionals would think a 3 yo "delayed" should be in school and if you decide not to put your child in school I don't think that would be a problem.
Answer by Gailll at 12:11 PM on Sep. 13, 2010
Answer by butterflyblue19 at 12:17 PM on Sep. 13, 2010
I found the web site with all the info you need. I was able to quickly find the form you would need to file if you were married, you wouldn't need a lawyer. I didn't see a form for an unmarried mom. There probably is one. There are helpful links to find info about what custody means. It says in your state joint legal custody is assumed unless there are specific reasons not to have joint custody such as domestic violence.
Answer by Gailll at 12:22 PM on Sep. 13, 2010