So I have an 8 month old daughter. I was with her father for about 10 months and we broke up right after she was born.While we was together and I was pregnant he broke my hand one night when he was drunk through a $400 cell phone out the second story window. Punk my ignition to where he jammed the whole steering column up. Then in March 2010 he called me one night threatening to kill me and my daughter so I called the cops after this went on for about 2 hrs. He even told the cop he would kill me. So i went to court and everything and got a protection order that is good till April 2011. But now he is threatening to take her away from me. I have not had any help from him whatsoever with child support or anything. He smokes weed drinks constantly, obviously he is abusive he has 2 bench warrants out and just got out of jail in may for a warrant. His family are all felons that he lives with. Any advice will be greatly appreciatedAnswer Question
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Answer by sherryb1273 at 8:09 AM on Sep. 16, 2010
You never know what courts will do. You need to file for custody and child support right away. The judge can think you don't care enough to file for custody and that you aren't responsible enough to get the child support your child deserves. When they try to find the father for support if he has warrents out for his arrest then he may be arrested. If he comes to court for hearings about custody, visitation, or support and there is a warrent out for his arrrest then he would be arrested. It would be hard to get custody if you are being arrested.
Many states automatically award joint custody (decision making). You have to prove domestic violence or other reasons there shouldn't be joint custody, so keep records.
Answer by Gailll at 8:57 AM on Sep. 16, 2010