My son has lived with me since he was born. (16 MONTHS old now) His father and I were never married, have nothing going on in court either. We ended our relationship one week after I had our son.
I live in a 2 bedroom apartment with my mother. After I gave birth to him, I moved my bed into the living room.I even moved my dresser into the closet of the bedroom to keep it out of the way, and gave my son my room. I am now a partner family with my mother, fiance, and son for Habitat for Humanity and we move into our new 3 bedroom house in 2 months.
The father will take our son when I ask him to, which is once a week or once every two weeks for a few hours or overnight. So I can volunteer or meet with a mechanic for my car. Usually when I call him to pick up our son, he's on his way to a movie or out with his friends.
I want to file for full legal and physical custody and child support.
What would my chances be?
(PLUS, the father lives in a 5 bedroom house with his parents and brother, and our son doesn't have his own bedroom there, they place him in a pack in play in the living room or another person's room at the foot of their bed.)
Asked by Anonymous at 4:32 AM on May. 2, 2011 in Parenting Debate
Answer by AtHomeMommy-3 at 4:51 AM on May. 2, 2011
If you file for complete and physical custody, your opening a" big ole can of worms", The courts are not going to grant this unless the father is in agreement with giving up his rights! In other words, they're not gonna just take his rights away just because of the sleeping arrangements where he resides or even the fact that you have him most of the time. When you take him to court for child support, the judge will set the 2 of you , up on a visitation schedule, where the father gets him every other weekend and a couple days a week for a few hours I guess you need to decide if this is what you want, like I said , unless you think he will "give up his rights voluntarily and be a nice guy and just pay you support like you deserve, think about it, cause he has rights to his son, the same as you do! I've been through this as well, when you get courts involved, they decide how it's gonna go! Good luck!
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